Turkey: Construction and Operation of a Waste Incineration and Energy Generation Plant (AIIB-000495)

  • Turkey
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 117.03 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 100 million
Converted using 2021-08-18 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 511.41 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 437 million
Converted using 2021-08-18 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Sep 2, 2021

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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, the project provides funding to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to finance the construction of a Waste Incineration and Power Generation facility. The Waste-to-Energy facility is located about 20 km north of Istanbul in the Eyup district. It would be the largest facility in Europe with an annual capacity of 1 million tons (about 15% of Istanbul’s waste), generating 630 GWh of net electricity sufficient for 400,000 households.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract was awarded to Hitachi Zosen Inova – Makyol Insaat Sanayi Turizm ve Ticaret AS Joint Venture (HZI-Makyol). The contractor will also operate the Waste-to-Energy facility for one year before transferring to ISTAC. As of April 2021, 90%+ of construction works have been completed.

Investment Description

The Project is being co-financed with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), together with the other co-financiers BNP Paribas (BNPP) and Societe Generale (SG) and Swiss Export Risk Versicherung (SERV).

Contact Information



Rezzan Neslihan Vural

Directorate of Finance



Edwin Yuen

Senior Private Sector Operations Specialist



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