The Soma Kolin project is very important to Turkey as well as other countries with large resources of low quality coals and lignites. CFB technology is the best choice for tapping into Turkey’s vast lignite reserves, as underscored by the Soma Kolin project. The success of Soma Kolin will encourage countries, such as India, Germany, Thailand and Pakistan to reconsider their plans for using their low quality indigenous fuels for secure, affordable and clean power. In a recent edition of Electricity Turkey, Bob Giglio & Boguslaw Krzton, Sumitomo SHI FW examine the role of CFB technology for Turkey and other emerging markets.
published in Electricity Turkey, November 2017 Issue
Turkey’s GDP is predicted to grow nearly 60% over the next 5 years, ranking as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This high level of economic growth coupled to Turkey’s strongly growing industrial base is expected to drive electricity demand growth from 95 TWh to 132 TWh, nearly a 40% increase over this same period of time.
To keep up with this insatiable need for power, Turkey’s energy imports are expected to grow considerably, causing both an energy security and economic burden concern with government leaders. In 2016, 33 % of Turkey’s electric power was produced from imported natural gas, half of that from Russia and more than half of its coal and lignite power was from imported hard coal. Only 16 % of Turkey’s total electric power was generated using local lignite.Read full article