New York, NY- TurkPower Corporation (OTCBB: TRKP) (the "Company") announced that is has signed a consulting and sell mandate with the owner of a lignite fired thermal power plant project, to consult in the development, construction and financing of its 500MW capacity lignite thermal power plant ("TPP") project in Konya, Turkey. The TPP project comes including a lignite mine which is dedicated exclusively as the fuel source for the project. The economical lignite reserves are calculated to be 152,000,000 million metric tons and can supply the TPP for up to 42 years; life cycle of the TPP is 30 years. The mine shows an average lignite thickness of 12 meters and the licensed mining area is 1,852 acres and the license is valid for 42 years. Site exploration studies for a bankable mining plan were conducted by North American Coal Corporation. Total investment necessary to fund the project is approximately $1.26 billion, of which 30% is to be in the form of equity.
- Published in Turkey