The project consists of the following phases and five separate EIA reports are required in this framework.
Construction of the thermal plant Construction of the port Waste storage Transportation Running/Operation In each of the power plant unit, 191 tons of coal will be used per hour (382 tons/hr in two units) totalling 2 million 870 thousand tons of coal per year. The coal will be transported via 150.000 ton capacity ships. In the coastal zone of the power plant, a port or jetty suitable for ships of this size will be constructed. Coal to be burnt within 45 days will be stored in a 100.000 m2 area. The coal will be taken to a mill to be broken down then taken to the boiler. In order to filter the flue gases, limestone will be transported to the plant from quarries. In general, 12 tons of limestone/hour is used which is equivalent to 90.000 tons of limestone to be transported and burnt during 7500 hours of operation. Limestone waste slag, which is a by-product of flue gases filtration, will be sent to plasterboard factories. While in operation, the plant will produce 46 tons of ash per hour and 344.000 tons annually. The ash will be kept in 4 silos of 1200 m3 and then will be transferred to cement industry; otherwise the waste will be regularly stored in the plant grounds. The storage area is 120.000 m2 with a lifespan of 20 years. For cooling water, 194.000 tons of sea water will be extracted per hour. With the other water requirements this amount will be close to 200.000 tons.
Once used, the cooling water will be held in stilling basins and then released back to the sea. Ideally the temperature of this water will not be 2 degrees higher than the original. In addition to the cooling water, 640 tons of sea water/day will be desalinised and used to run the system during the plants running. 230 tons of this will be released back to the sea in a salt concentrated manner. It is intended that 2000 people work for the construction and 550 during the operation. The domestic waste water of the 2000 people will be treated through a package system then discharged to the sea.
Domestic waste will be disposed by Igneada or Demirkoy Municipality. During the construction, solid waste is foreseen at 2.300kg/day and 630kg/day during the plants operation (waste generated by 550 workers). Furthermore, during the construction 300kg of waste mud will be generated per day from the treated wastewater.
Industrial waste oils will be stored in sealed waste oil tanks. The drinking water need at the construction phase will be 300 tons daily and 83 tons/day while the plant runs.