The Combined Cycle Power Plant with a 230 MW capacity and built in the city of Gardabani, 35-km from Tbilisi, is now operating with a broadly participated ceremony.
The Gardabani Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant Project was launched in October 2013. The power plant started its operations by a widely participated ceremony, with the participations of the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. İrakli Garibashvili, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia Mr. Kakha Kaladze, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Taner Yıldız and Chairman of the Executive Board of Çalık Holding Mr. Ahmet Çalık.
Being one of the biggest energy investments of the neighboring country Georgia and projected to contribute to the energy diversity, this project corresponds to the 8% of the Georgia's total installed capacity by year 2015 and has the capacity to meet the 15% of Georgia's energy requirements with the 1.8 billion kilowatt energy it produces per hour.
Established on a 56 thousand square feet, this significant project is highly efficient, available and can carry out flexible production. The project was finished 4 months earlier than the contract date (within 83% of the contract period) by the Georgian and Turkish teams of total 820 people. Praised by the Georgian government representatives in the opening ceremony, the project is considered as a touchstone for Georgia for being the first combined cycle power plant of Georgia. Thanks to the importance attached to the occupational health and safety, the project reached the 2.000.000 man/hour value without any loss of time due to occupational accidents.
With this opportunity I would like to thank our project team, our esteemed managers and other units of our company which contributed to the project for raising the success bar high with their remarkable and unwavering efforts and wish successfully completed project to bring prosperity to our company.