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Asphaltite is a petroleum-origin hydrocarbon with higher thermal value. Calorie of asphaltite is between 5,500 and 5,800 kcal/kg. These hydrocarbons, filling the cracks of the rocks or found in the form of veins, are classified into two types: Asphaltite and Asphaltic Pirobitumen. Although these are found in almost all the regions of Turkey, economically, huge amounts of asphaltite and asphaltic pirobitumen are found in the South of the Province of Şırnak and the Town of Silopi. Estimated asphaltite reserve of Turkey is around 82 million tons.

In the asphaltite zone, hired by our Company from the Turkish Coal Administration until 2033 by the way of royalty, asphaltite reserve of 25 million tons apparently does exist. In the first years, open-cost mining will be made in the relevant zone and afterwards closed mining will be applied by the method of “Cut and Fill Block Caving” in the subsequent years. Asphaltite production in Silopi zone where an investment of total TRL 17.3 million has been completed was launched in the second quarter of 2009.

Ceytaş sells majority of the asphaltite to be extracted from Silopi Asphaltite zone to Silopi Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. being a Ciner Group company. Silopi EÜAŞ has an initial capacity of 135 MW and operates with fluidized bed combustion technology.
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