The supply contract for DORA-4 Geothermal Power Plant, a subsidiary of Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., one of the Group Companies of MB Holding, was concluded yesterday with the participation of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yıldız. At the signing ceremony held at MB Holding’s Aydın office, MB Holding Chairman Muharrem Balat, Ormat Systems Ltd. Company Chairman of the Board, Lucien Bronıchı, MB Holding Management and Ormat Systems Managers.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, MB Holding A.Ş. Chairman of the Board of Directors Muharrem Balat said, “It is a social responsibility for us to ensure healthy operation of enterprises in geothermal fields and to ensure resource sustainability and renewability. We contributed to the reduction of spent foreign currency inflow in Turkey’s first private geothermal plants of 8.5 MWe of Dora-1 for oil as we reduce the carbon dioxide emissions compared to the production of energy from precedent carbon fuel giving to our country.
To put it in numbers, we reduced carbon dioxide emission by 32 thousand tons per year in the first project, 45 thousand tons in the Dora-2 project and 110 thousand tons in the Dora-3 project. This painting gives us an honor. We want to leave a clean world to future generations. We are working hard in this. He signed the contract saying.
BALAT: “IT IS A CITIZENSHIP TO PROTECT AND SURVIVE GEOTHERMAL”
Answering the questions asked after the signature, Muharrem Balat; “We have opened our Dora-3 Unit-1 and Dora-3 Unit-2 power plant projects, the foundations of which we laid 2 years ago, with the participation of our Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yıldız. Our minister is a pioneer in energy investments. That’s why it gives full support to companies. From now on, our goal is to implement the Dora-4 project with 17 MWe power, in 2015, of which we have signed the supply contract. Thus, our installed power will increase to approximately 70 MWe.
As we all know, the importance of renewable energy sources, which are an alternative to fossil energy sources that are getting more and more depleted, is increasing. It is a national duty to protect and keep these resources alive. ” He spoke in the form.
Balat ends his words as follows; “Geothermal energy is a clean, local and sustainable energy source. Energy that is not dependent on outside is national. A national energy source is cheap. “The geothermal resource should be constantly monitored, operated correctly and the resource should have an infinite lifespan,” he said.
After the speeches, Ormat Systems Ltd. Company Chairman Lucien Bronıchı presented a gift to MB Holding Chairman Muharrem Balat as a memory of such a day. The signing ceremony ended with a group photo.