IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, inaugurated the 1st Stage of the Seymen Landfill Gas Energy Production Facility, which will be the world's largest project to generate energy from landfill gas installed in a single area when completed. Sharing the information that the electricity of 90 thousand households is met from Seymen at the moment, İmamoğlu said, “When it reaches full capacity, those 90 thousand households will correspond to the electricity consumption of 465 thousand households. In other words, this means 60 million trees, 2 million 300 thousand vehicles out of traffic," he said. “I am explaining the importance of the facility in Seymen emphatically and giving the figures that; Saying that such facilities should never leave our minds, they should definitely find a place in the moves regarding the priorities of our country," İmamoğlu said, "This attitude is a very important recipe that we can apply in order to make good use of our money and capital, to direct them to the right investments, to create permanent values, and to get out of the economic difficulty our country is in. In Istanbul, we promised to act in accordance with all these principles. Our signature stands under this commitment. We will never give up on this at every moment of our duty," he said.
The opening of the 1st Stage of the Seymen Landfill Gas Energy Production Facility, which will be the world's largest project that will generate energy from landfill gas installed in a single area when completed, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğluIt was held with the participation of At the ceremony held for the opening, CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın, CHP Istanbul deputy Turan Aydoğan, Silivri Mayor Volkan Yılmaz, Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün and IMM senior management were present. İSTAÇ A.Ş., who made great efforts in the construction of the facility and lost his life due to Kovid-19 recently. Müzeyyen Yaşam, the wife of General Manager Mustafa Yaşam, also attended the ceremony as the “guest of honor”. Making the first speech before the ceremony, Istanbul Enerji A.Ş. General Manager Mehmet Aslan Değirmenci gave detailed information about the facility.
MUSTAFA CANLI IS NOT FORGOTTEN
Taking the microphone after Değirmenci, İmamoğlu started his speech with the words “I am honored, proud and delighted to start a very valuable project for Istanbul and Turkey”. Emphasizing that they have added a powerful power plant next to the facilities in Kömürcüoda and Odayeri, İmamoğlu reminded that the project has a history of about 8 years. Stating that there are many financial problems they have identified regarding this process, İmamoğlu underlined that they reconsidered the project with his team as soon as they started work. “As in every field, how can we finish the process in the most efficient way by structuring our resources, energy and time correctly, how can we reach Istanbul? kazanwe rattle; We built that journey,” said İmamoğlu, and reserved a special paragraph for the late Yaşam, who contributed to the process. İmamoğlu expressed his feelings, “Of course, we lost a valuable friend among those fellow travellers I mentioned in this process. ISTAC A.S. We lost our General Manager, our dear brother Mustafa Live. I would like to thank his precious wife Müzeyyen Hanım for coming here and honoring us, I wish her mercy, I say 'May her place be in heaven'”.
"GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS VITAL ISSUES"
Noting that the environment is one of the main agenda items of the world, İmamoğlu emphasized that concepts such as climate change and global warming are the most important vital issues. Pointing out that scientists' warnings about this bad course of the world should be taken into account, İmamoğlu said, “In today's world, in my opinion, the greatest patriotism is its environmentalist identity. This is very precious. "If you think about your children, your life, your future, your life and love your country very much, you should never and never forget that the greatest patriotism is true environmentalism." Environment and Urban Planning Ministry has prepared "Environmental Indicators Report" that share some of the information contained in İmamoğlu, "Unfortunately, our Turkey, our air and our water is dirty. Unfortunately, water scarcity is at the door on behalf of our country, due to climate change and the damage we have inflicted. In particular, the use of pesticides reaches very serious figures. We all hear, know and follow how our forests and endemic species are decreasing day by day. Despite this dangerous trend, the environmental protection expenditures in our country are unfortunately decreasing, let alone the desired increase, ”he said.
"WE SEE 'TREASURE' WHEN WE LOOK AT SOME DATA"
Sharing detailed figures on environmental pollution and the dangers awaiting the world, İmamoğlu warned that the painting was "very painful". Stating that the table runs “parallel to carelessness”, İmamoğlu said, “This is the mayor, administrators, government officials of each of us politicians; they are the main responsibility of each of us and what we have to articulate. Contrary to this responsibility, when we look at some data, we see that we are facing betrayal. In this country and in this beloved city, bad attitudes towards the environment and bad practices, which have been experienced in the last 15 years, unfortunately, have emerged. Especially since the day we took office, it is valuable for him to always remind, as we have said at every point, that one of our subjects is the environment. This is why we put the concept of green in the first place while positioning a green, fair and creative city. For this, we value opening and developing green areas ”.
"KANAL IS NOT ISTANBUL, I NEED THIS STYLE INVESTMENTS"
Turkey's transfer is a country dependent on oil and natural gas İmamoğlu, "This kind of investment, reduce this dependence is, how much you really need to move national and valuable Unsui underlined. Precisely for these reasons, not only in Istanbul, Turkey is precious to spread to the whole of such property. There is a point that we will continue to say without getting tired. It is exactly such a productive jobs, such productive projects while work will add incredible value to Turkey both our İstanbul'umuzda, such projects while, Channel named Istanbul, Istanbul completely unnecessary, superfluous, Turkey's agenda occupying and also Istanbul I would like to announce this to our citizens by underlining that we will allocate resources to a project that will betray its surroundings, and that we will allocate resources to projects that will serve Istanbul, serve its people and serve our country ”.
"WHEN THE ENERGY GETS CHEAPER, NEW EMPLOYMENT AREAS WILL CREATE"
Emphasizing that they know that the production volume in various sectors will increase as energy becomes cheaper, İmamoğlu added that new employment areas will be created in this way. Noting that the conversion of landfill gas into energy produces valuable and positive effects, from the environment to the economy, from human happiness to public peace, İmamoğlu gave the following information about the facility: “This is a 220-hectare power plant established on a 6-hectare waste disposal area. indoor area of 10 thousand square meters. It cost us 133 million 500 liras. We have achieved this cost with a tight use of equity savings in our municipality. In addition, as per the agreement made with EMRA, we obtained a license until January 12, 2047. And at the first stage, the Ministry made the delivery, in other words, acceptance of approximately 12 megawatts of power with 17 gas engines. We have also started to sell energy to the national system through the energy market. In fact, we are currently producing energy equivalent to meeting the annual electricity requirement of 90 households. In other words; We all like to plant trees, which means planting 11 million 500 thousand trees. It means that 435 thousand vehicles are out of traffic. I hope we will increase this to 25 megawatts and continuity. kazanWe will constantly increase. When it reaches full capacity, this power will be 90 megawatts. In this sense, I hope it will be the first facility in the world with the current values. It is a serious pride for Turkey and for us. When the precious money of our city is spent well and in a controlled way, it will be given to the people of Istanbul together. kazanIt is a valuable project that we are working on. When it reaches full capacity, those 90 thousand households will correspond to the electricity consumption of 465 thousand households. In other words, this means 60 million trees, 2 million 300 thousand vehicles out of traffic.”
“IMM, 26 MILLION DOLLARS IN 776 YEARS KAZANIT WILL PROVIDE”
“I am explaining the importance of the facility in Seymen emphatically and giving the figures that; Saying that such facilities should never leave our minds, they should definitely find a place in the moves regarding the priorities of our country," İmamoğlu concluded his speech with the following words: "This attitude means that we can use our money and capital well, direct them to the right investments, create permanent values, and that we can apply them to get out of the economic difficulty our country is in." It is an important recipe. In Istanbul, we promised to act in accordance with all these principles. Our signature stands under this commitment. We will never give up on this at every moment of our duty. Hopefully, when we look at the final result of this solution, this institution sold 25 million liras of electricity even in 2 days. At the end of the year kazanOur number will reach 11 million. Hopefully, when we increase our capacity next year, this will reach 200 million liras per year. Until 2047, we expect the revenue of this project to increase to 1 billion 137 million dollars with additional investments in total. Considering that 361 million dollars of this income will be spent on the development and facility expenses of this place, İBB has made 26 million dollars in 776 years. kazanIt will provide three benefits from our project over there.
"THE LIFE STANDARD OF 16 MILLION ISTANBUL PEOPLE WILL INCREASE"
“All of this income will be used for a greener, more creative and smarter Istanbul, a fairer Istanbul. Together, we will raise the living standards of 16 million Istanbulites to much better levels. In this sense, the point where absolutely everything we do is for the good of society, for the good of our nation, of our country and for the good of all humanity is a very valuable element for us. I sincerely thank all my managerial friends who devoted themselves to the process with all their efforts. I applaud each and every one of them wholeheartedly. Health to the labors and hearts of all. And especially the environment, especially the waste management of the city and especially obtaining energy, which is a final valuable result of this process, will never and never fall behind in our investment principles. I wish Seymen Landfill Gas Power Generation Facility to be beneficial to our whole city, country and Istanbul. Let's finish with a joke: We said 'I have a youth'. We said 'our excitement is high'. Let's add today; our energy is also very high now. "