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Istanbul, TUR

Waste to Energy


1'000'000 t/a

Energy recovered


Thermal energy

3 x 86,8 MWth

Turkey’s first WtE plant will also be the largest in Europe. Located right next to Istanbul Airport, the plant, which commences operation in 2021, will have three lines thermally treating 15% of the solid municipal waste to generate 70 Mwel of electricity. Construction of the plant is creating value in the region, with more than a fifth of all components manufactured by local companies and the construction itself relying 100% on local workers.


  • Type of system: air-cooled HZI reciprocating grate
  • Fuel: municipal solid waste
  • Calorific value: 6.0-9.0 MJ/kg
  • Maximum throughput per line: 46 t/h
  • Number of lines: three
  • Boiler design: five-pass boiler
  • Flue gas treatment: dry sorption with hydrated lime and activated carbon, SNCR


  • Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM)

Commencement of operation

  • 2021

Components supplied by HZI

  • In a consortium with the Turkish partner Makyol, EPC contract for the complete turnkey plant, including the building construction and operation for one year.

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