Turkey on Tuesday began the first turbine at the IIlısu Dam on the river Tigris in southeastern Mardin province.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by way of videoconference attended the first turbine commissioning ceremony, together with Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez and Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli.
“Turkey’s fourth-largest dam, Ilısu Dam, will contribute TL 2.eight billion to the Turkish financial system yearly, contribute to the event of the southeast and it’s anticipated to generate 4.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per yr,” Erdoğan stated.
One of the biggest irrigations and power tasks in Turkey, Ilısu Dam could have a complete of six generators when full.
Ilısu, a venture carried out throughout the framework of the Southeast Anatolian Project (GAP) to spice up improvement within the area, is by quantity the second-largest dam in Turkey after Atatürk Dam, whose reservoir has a capability of 48 billion cubic meters of water and was accomplished in 1992.
The Ilısu Dam noticed an estimated funding value of TL 12 billion.