DORA-3 FOUNDED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF TANER YILDIZ, MINISTER OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND FATMA ŞAHİN, MINISTER OF FAMILY AND SOCIAL POLICIES
For more than 40 years of construction, textile, energy, ready-mixed concrete, Perlite and by signing the first of several greenhouses, technology and innovation and has led Turkey’s first private geothermal power plant has established the MB Holding; The foundations of Dora-3, the third geothermal power plant that will serve with an installed capacity of 34 MWe (megawatts), were laid in Aydın with the participation of Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız and Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin.
Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. Minister of Culture and Tourism Atilla Koç, Aydın Governor Kerem Al, AK Party Aydın Deputies Mehmet Erdem, Ali Gültekin Kılınç and Semiha Öyüş, MHP Aydın Deputy Ali Uzunırmak, Aydın Adnan Menderes University Rector Mustafa Birincioğlu, Former Deputy Mehmet Bozgeyik, district governors, district mayors, AK Party Gaziantep Provincial Chairman Ahmet Uzer, MTA General Manager Mehmet Üst and MB Holding Board Chairman Muharrem Balat attended.
“WE HAVE REDUCED CURRENCY INPUTS”
The electrical energy demand of Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., which is increasing in parallel with the economic development; Saying that it meets with alternative, environmentally friendly, renewable and sustainable resources, MB Holding Chairman Muharrem Balat said; ” After constructed in Aydin, Turkey’s first geothermal power plant of 8.5 megawatts DORE-1 in the installed capacity and 11.5 MW of DORA-2 power plant installed capacity are laying the foundation for DORA-3 at 34 megawatts today. As MB Holding, we think that our investments in the geothermal field will bring many social returns.
In addition to assessing the potential geothermal fields of power plant investments we brought dynamism to the economy of Turkey. In addition to air pollution, we reduced foreign exchange inputs spent on oil. “There will be no foreign currency spent against natural gas and / or petroleum products at the level of approximately USD 25.000.000 per year by means of the electrical energy generated from DORA facilities.”
YILDIZ: “OUR NEW ENERGY SOURCE RENEWABLE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY”
Starting his speech by mentioning the importance they attach to renewable energy resources, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız said, “We said that we would attach importance to our domestic resources and renewable energy resources. This project is one of the most important. When we talked about domestic resources, we said coal. Now we know about renewable energy sources. Aydın ranks first in Europe and seventh in the world in terms of capacity in geothermal energy. In many places, there is a stance against our local resources, not only our domestic resources but also our development, with some manipulations other than our citizens’ common sense, prudence and insight.
I say in a pure way from time to time, with the areas of pots and pans in their hands, we know that they are managed by some lobbies even from Europe. We will not come to this game. Aydın did not come to this game. Since 2007, a geothermal tender worth 488 million dollars has been made. 350 million dollars of this is in Aydın. When all these works are completed, 150 million will be transferred to the Governorship and Special Administration. With this money, the local government will make an investment decision ”.
ŞAHİN: “WE WILL CONTINUE OUR POWER UNION”
Speaking on the podium at the groundbreaking ceremony, Fatma Şahin, Minister of Family and Social Policies; “In order to achieve sustainable development, it is necessary to use all resources together with economic development. We all know that there is a lot to be done regarding energy as the quality of life of human beings increases. While we were on the road, we said that we will make the development move by using all the resources of our country, now we have come to that stage.
We could not use energy resources. The wind blew, we looked. We have failed to use water resources. We first established the legal infrastructure. There was no mining law. It was governed by the quarry regulation. First we changed that. The happiness of the family is driven by the positive energy of the family. We will continue this union of forces ”and congratulated the enterprising businessman from Gaziantep, Muharrem Balat, for his successful work.
RICE WAS SPREADED LET BEREKET GELSIN
After the speeches, ministers sprinkled rice to the Dora-3 geothermal power plant, where the groundbreaking ceremony was held. After the ceremony, Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. specializing in geothermal energy names of the employees’ geothermal energy in Turkey ” and ” The benefits of geothermal energy, ” they inform participants.