Çetin Dam

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Çetin Dam
Çetin Dam is located in Turkey
Çetin Dam
Location of Çetin Dam
Country Turkey
Coordinates 37°58′28″N 42°22′38″E / 37.97444°N 42.37722°E / 37.97444; 42.37722Coordinates: 37°58′28″N 42°22′38″E / 37.97444°N 42.37722°E / 37.97444; 42.37722
Purpose Power
Status Under construction
Construction began December 2011
Opening date 2015
Construction cost US$678 million
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Asphalt-Concrete Core Rock-Fill Dam
Impounds Botan River
Height 145 m (476 ft)
Surface area 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Max. length 20 km (12 mi)
Power station
Commission date 2015
Hydraulic head 140 m (459 ft)
Turbines 3 x 135 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 405 MW[1]
Annual generation 1100 GWh (est.)

The Çetin Dam is a rock-fill dam with an asphalt-concrete core, currently being constructed on the Botan River in Siirt Province, Turkey. The dam will be located directly downstream of the Botan and Büyük River confluence and have a height of 145 m (476 ft). The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. The dam's power plant will house three 135 MW Francis turbine-generators. Also part of the Çetin project is a smaller dam 6 km (4 mi) downstream with 45 m (148 ft) in height. The Çetin lower dam will regulate outflows from the Çetin main dam and also produce hydroelectric power with a 112 MW capacity via two 56 MW Kaplan turbine-generators. Construction on the main dam began in December 2011 and the power plant is expected to be complete in 2015. The owner is the Norwegian, Statkraft, at a cost of US $678 million. The Contractor is Yϋksel-iLci Joint Venture, Aphalt Core Subcontractor is Veidekke Industri AS. Of the six dams to be built on the Botan River, it will have the largest power plant 550 MW.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hydro News". Andritz. 2012. p. 9. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Çetin Hydropower Project". Statkraft. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Norway's Statkraft to build 517-MW Cetin in Turkey". Hydro World. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2012.