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Haluk Direskeneli
Haluk Direskeneli
Haluk Direskeneli, is a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering department (1973). He worked in public, private enterprises, USA Turkish JV companies (B&W, CSWI, AEP, Entergy), in fabrication, basic and detail design, marketing, sales and project management of thermal power plants. He is currently working as freelance consultant/ energy analyst with thermal power plants basic/ detail design software expertise for private engineering companies, investors, universities and research institutions. He is a member of Chamber of Turkish Mechanical Engineers Energy Working Group.


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Reviewing Turkey’s Planned Privatization Of SeyitÖmer Thermal Power Plant – OpEd

11 Jun 2012 in Opinion

Turkey’s Privatisation Admistration (OIB) Chairman recently announced that 1120 MWe Hamidabad CCPP, 4×150 MWe SeyitÖmer TPP, 1034 MWe Soma TPP, and Çan CFB 2x160MWe will be privatized later this year.  Kangal 3×150 MWe TPP may…


Turkey Afsin-Elbistan Latest Status: Draft Site Report – OpEd

11 May 2012 in Opinion

On 9th May 2012 Wednesday, yours truly was in Afsin Elbistan coal mine fields in order to visualize the latest status at site. Here is the preliminary site report Afsin-A plant is in operation with…


Turkey: Coal Country Policy 2012 – OpEd

05 Feb 2012 in Opinion

In this article, we will evaluate the hard coal / lignite and imported coal firing new thermal power plants in the Turkey local market, and explain the operational problems, as well as advising the new…


Turkey: Konya Karapinar Coal Fields Ready For Thermal Power Plant Investment – OpEd

28 Dec 2011 in Opinion

The Turkish Mineral Research & Exploration Institute (MTA) publicly announced in 2007 that aa new important lignite coal field was discovered in Karapinar County of Konya Province, Mid Anatolia. The coal is very similar to…


Turkey: Energy And Infrastructure Forecast For 2012 – Analysis

26 Dec 2011 in Analysis

In this article, I aim to forecast our local energy markets for the New Year 2012.  The future of the economy and business is shaped by expectations. Market expectations are important in the economic forecasts…


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