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A Chinese power plant that survived the 7.8 magnitude Turkish earthquake

Seetao 2023-09-20 15:09
  • Having survived two 7.8-magnitude earthquakes, the Hunutlu coal-fired power station is still standing, offering a glimmer of hope
  • From domestic to overseas, the infrastructure projects of Chinese enterprises all reflect the concept that the strength and quality of China's infrastructure power are king
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Turkey's Hunutlu coal power station, China's largest direct investment project in Turkey, is also an important part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. As an international project, the proposal initially faced technical collisions from all over the world. When competing with a German company, the Chinese team accurately designed a plan to save tens of millions of dollars in cost and ensure safety according to local geological conditions, which was widely recognized.

In early 2023, after the test of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, it proved that the Chinese solution achieved a win-win situation in terms of cost and safety. Editor/Xu Shengpeng


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