Director of the company
Clean Energy Group Georgia Aziz Saltik
Clean Energy company
represents interests of the Turkish concern ENKA in Georgia, which has been
successfully operating for more than 60 years both in Turkey and globally. What
is the company’s interest in Georgia?
First of all, I want to
mention the scale of the concern - its annual turnover is $ 43 billion, ENKA operates
in 45 countries where it builds hydroelectric power plants, factories,
shipyards, implements infrastructure projects, the company played a significant
role in Turkey's industrialization.
Our main project in Georgia is
the construction of Namakhvan hydroelectric power plant, although it is not the
only one. For example, ENKA is involved in the gas pipeline project worth $ 500
million is carried out by British Petroleum.
stable is Georgia in terms of investment?
is a steadily developing country. we have studied in detail all potential risks,
but we constantly feel the government’s support.
launched the construction of the
hydroelectric power station. This will be a very important element of energy
security, which is one of the serious challenges for Georgia today. The country
should realize its potential to reduce electricity imports and use local energy
What is the chance that Georgia will achieve energy independence?
Georgia has a very large
potential for the development of hydropower, since water is on the first place
among the country's natural resources. The use of this potential is very
important for achieving energy independence.
The launch of Namakhvan HPP
will allow Georgia to increase domestic production of electricity.
If all the planned
projects are implemented, Georgia can achieve the government's goal of energy
When will the construction of
Namakhvan HPP begin?
Construction should begin in
2018, now the preparatory work is actively underway. Within the project, the priority will be the
employment of local residents. It is assumed that up to 3,000 people will be involved
in the construction so the project is socially important as well.
We often hear that it’s
difficult to find qualified personnel in
Georgia, but we had no difficulties with it - we saw a lot of good energy specialists and created an
efficient and competent team that will build the facility.
We always try to involve young people and students in our projects so
that they can learn a lot in practice. For this we cooperate with leading
universities in Georgia.