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Turkey awards $2.4bn power plant

16 May 13 Turkish company Hattat Holding and China-based Harbin Electric International have signed a deal to build a coal-based power plant in Amasra, Turkey.

The plant, running on locally produced coal, is planned to have a capacity of 2,640MW in total. About US$2.4bn (£1.6bn) will be invested in the project, Hattat Holding chairman Mehmet Hattat said at the signature ceremony.

Hattat Holding had been in talks with a number of Chinese, South Korean and western firms to build a new coal-fired thermal power plant.

Harbin Electric International project director Xu Hongfu said: “We produce technical equipment that has the capacity to generate 40,000 MW of power annually, and we have power plant projects in more than 20 countries. We are happy about our cooperation with Hattat Holding, and we expect more cooperation with them in the future.”

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said the agreement showed the attractiveness of Turkey for foreign investors. “We are at work to get other coal mines online to generate power by speeding up the related tenders,” he said.

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