|Construction began||December 2011|
|Construction cost||US$678 million|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Asphalt-Concrete Core Rock-Fill Dam|
|Height||145 m (476 ft)|
|Surface area||10 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|Max. length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Hydraulic head||140 m (459 ft)|
|Turbines||3 x 135 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||405 MW|
|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.
- Alkumru Dam – downstream, completed in 2011
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