Çalık Enerji organized a major event on August 31, 2013 for professionals of Nainawa Power Plant in Iraq with a magnificent performance of Sira night performers.
Nainawa Power Plant with the capacity of 750 megawatts (MW), which has been constructed by Çalık Enerji in Mosul, Iraq, is about to make it to the final stage. Professionals of Çalık Enerji, who have been working under challenging conditions in Nainawa, Iraq, enjoyed the Sira night as performers delivered a great musical performance. The event was attended by technical assistance staff of global giants such as GE and ALSTOM, representatives and employees of subcontractors working for the project in addition to Abdullah Baş, the Project Manager and the construction site manager.
The Project Manager Abdullah Baş delivered a speech during the event, and said: "It is really a huge success to be able to work against all odds in such a challenging environment and make it to the final stage. I would like to congratulate you on such a self-sacrificing effort. Many people from various parts of the world, especially from Turkey are here to make efforts for the completion of the most important plant of the region. This is not just an electrical power plant; it will bring life to the region as it will play a remarkable role in meeting the indispensable need of our age, the need for electrical energy. Therefore, I would like to thank all of you for your efforts and self sacrifice for the work all day and night, away from your families and homelands, and I also thank the Erbil office, our other construction sites and the staff at our headquarters for their support. I express my kindest regards to you all".
The famous Aziz Aslan Urfa Sira Night Band of Şanlıurfa performed at the event. The staff enjoyed the event until midnight thanks to folk dances and accompanying local music.
The foundation of the power plant had been laid on May 24, 2011 with the attendance of Çalık Holding's Chairman Ahmet Çalık, Çalık Enerji's General Manager Dr. Osman Saim Dinç, the Governor of Mosul, Esil Nuceyfi, and Iraqi Deputy Minister of Electricity, Saad İbrahim Hammudi. It is anticipated that the power plant, which has been partially active and synchronized, will be completed until November 2013 and be in operation at full capacity. With a power generating capacity of 750 MW, Nainawa Power Plant will be the fourth largest power plant of Iraq and close the energy gap around the region.