Çalık Enerji signed a contract with Partnership Fund to construct Georgia's first natural gas combined cycle power plant in Gardabani located 45 km south of Tbilisi. A signing ceremony was organized at Çalık Holding on August 2, 2012 for the project to be implemented with an investment worth nearly 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 assumed a 230 MW natural gas combined cycle plant as the main contractor, and now plans to deliver the power plant within 740 days.
Gardabani Power Plant Project, which is the first combined cycle power plant to be constructed in Georgia, is of high importance as it is also the first project to be put into effect by Çalık Enerji in Georgia.
2 GE 6FA Gas Turbines, 1 Steam Turbine (85MW), 2 Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and 2 Natural Gas Compressors are included within the scope of the project. In addition, there are 3 Main Transformers (100 MVA) and 2 Booster Transformers (10 MVA). 30 % of the production process for 2 GE 6FA Turbines has been completed while 80 % of the engineering operations is still in progress for the Gardabani Power Plant Project.