KAZAN SODA ELEKTRİK ÜRETİM Inc. was established on February 11, 2011 in order to extract, operate, and extract the trona discovered in 1998 within Ankara's Kazan and Sincan Provinces while contributing to Turkish Economy.
Trona was discovered by RioTur Mining which belongs to Rio Tinto group.
Various geological, hydro geological, sociological, and environmental studies were carried out, and the amount of resources / reserves was determined until 2010. RioTur Mining was taken over by Ciner Group on December 30, 2010.
In 2011, the project work was started and a pilot plant was established. In the second half of 2011, Dense Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) was started to be produced at the pilot plant.
In 2013, the financial and contractual work of the project was started. In November 2014, the turnkey contract for the construction of process plant, mining plant, and cogeneration power plant was signed.
Construction, assembly, and manufacturing activities were carried out between 2015 and 2016.
Kazan Soda Üretim A.Ş. 271 MW Temporary Acceptance of Gas Turbine was approved on August 18, 2017 and commercial production at the facility began on August 19, 2017.
The facility was commissioned in August, 2017. By the end of 2017, the plant will run in full capacity.