Turkish firms have growing interest in energy projects

Several Turkish companies from different sectors attach a great interest in the energy area.

Turkish firms have growing interest in energy projects

Several Turkish companies from different sectors attach a great interest in the energy area.

Companies such as Calik, Turkerler, Sanko, Zorlu, Boydak, Net, Tema, Akbas, Sahinler, Akkok and Erenler made investments in the energy sector.

Abdulkadir Konukoglu, chairperson of the executive board of Sanko Holding, told the AA correspondent on Thursday that the company had been operating in the energy sector since 1996. He said they took developments in Turkey and the world into consideration when they were planning their investments.

Konukoglu said that they had made investments worth 800 million U.S. dollars in the sector so far. "We plan to make nearly 300 million U.S. dollars of investment in the energy sector in 2011," he said.

Zorlu Enerji Director General Arif Ozozan said that they started to serve in the energy area in 1993 and had made investments worth 2 billion U.S. dollars in the sector so far.

Ozozan said that the company reached 738 MW electricity capacity at 15 power plants.

"We aim to increase our share in renewable energy investments in the next period. We also aim to be a regional power with our investments in Europe, Asia and Middle East," he said.

Net Enerji Executive Board Chairperson Ilker Sahin, who is also owner of Little Big, said that they began to work in the energy sector three years ago, stating that they planned to make an investment worth 90 million U.S. dollars in the energy sector next year.

Turkerler Holding Executive Board Chairperson Kazim Turker said that they started to make investments in the energy sector in 2005 and the holding aimed at working in the renewable energy sector in the coming period.



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