Çalık Enerji, an affiliate of Çalık Holding, engaged in another significant cooperation and investment in addition to those ongoing abroad. Çalık Enerji signed an agreement with Partnership Fund in an attempt to construct Georgia's first natural gas combined cycle power plant.
Çalık Enerji signed an agreement with Partnership Fund in an attempt to construct Georgia's first natural gas combined cycle power plant in Gardabani, a town 35 km away from Tbilisi. A signing ceremony was organized at Çalık Holding on Thursday on August 2 for the project to be implemented with an investment worth USD 200 million. The ceremony was attended by the Georgian Ministry of Energy, Alexander Khetaguri, the former Prime Minister of Georgia and the Chairman of Partnership Fund, Nika Gilauri, Çalık Holding's Chairman Ahmet Çalık and Çalık Enerji's General Manager Osman Saim Dinç.
Pursuant to the contract signed with the owner public corporation Partnership Fund, Çalık Enerji has assumed a 230 MW natural gas combined cycle power plant as the main contractor, and will deliver the power plant within 790 days.
Turkey is the Main Partner of Georgia in Energy Industry
Alexander Khetaguri, the Georgian Minister of Energy, stated that the power plant will meet the deficit in the energy need of the country, and said: "I believe that this strong cooperation that will create a remarkable employment opportunity both in construction and energy will enhance the potential between the two countries. This is a historic day for the country as Turkey has become the main partner of Georgia in energy."
The Former Prime Minister of Georgia and the Head of Partnership Fund Nika Gilauri commented: "This historic signing has enabled Çalık Group to penetrate into Georgia. This very first cooperation with such a strong major corporation gives hope for a brighter future with more achievements. This deal has carried relations between two countries one step further. I would like to thank all the contributors."
Çalık Holding's Chairman Ahmet Çalık commented: "We are happy to have signed a project with Georgia with a view to adding value to the region and the people within the framework of an everlasting robust brotherhood and collaboration. The natural gas combined cycle power plant is Çalık's first operation in Georgia and of capital importance for us. I believe that, we will run many successful projects in the future together. May it be fruitful for Georgian people, the country and the company."
Osman Saim Dinç, Çalık Enerji's General Manager said: "We aspire to create added value for the countries across the region, with our ever growing quality of service and investments. The first natural gas combined cycle plant of Georgia will have a capacity of 230 MW and will meet a significant energy need of the region."
Following the signature ceremony, Ahmet Çalık presented a plaquet to Nika Gilauri, the Chairman of the Partnership Fund in commemoration of the day, and thanked all parties who made efforts to hold the organization