- ÇALIK ENERJİ Strengthens Its Place with Its Projects
Having started its operations in 1987, Çalık Enerji went under restructuring in 1998 becoming one of the important players in the sector with its investment projects. Conducting activities under two main fields as Power Systems and Oil-Gas, the Company offers turnkey construction services, HEPPs, wind plants, thermal plants, international electricity trading, and electricity distribution within its "Power Systems" business. The "Oil & Gas" business includes pipelines and refinery, exploration and production, field services as well as gas storage and trading of oil and oil derivatives.
Çalık Enerji cemented its presence in the global energy sector with its completed projects and contracts. In line with its sustainable profitability target, the Company has entered into new markets and accelerated its growth. The Company rose from the 129th place in 2012 to 111th in 2013 on the "Top 250 International Contractors" list published every year by Engineering News Record and became the 9th largest company that operates in the fossil-fueled power plant sector in the world.
In Africa following Central Asia and Middle East
Due to its geographical position, Turkey is located between the largest consumer countries (Europe) and the countries (Middle East and Caspian Region) which have the three-fourths of global oil and gas reserves. Çalık Enerji conducts its businesses considering this great potential of the country and the surrounding geographies. In 2013 the Company undertook the construction work for the first 230-MW natural gas combined cycle plant in Georgia's Gardabani region, one of the largest energy investments planned in recent years.
Çalık Enerji completed the 1250-MW Al-Khairat power plant, the biggest plant in Kerbela, Iraq. The Company also completed a large part of Iraq's second biggest plant Nainawa, which is expected to meet the entire energy demand of Mosul with a capacity of 750 MW.
In 2013 Çalık Enerji assumed several new projects as part of EPC construction services, one of its main fields of activity, and began the construction of power plants in Turkmenistan's Ahal, Lebap and Mari provinces with production capacities of 141.7 MW, 149.2 MW and 146.7, respectively. Furthermore, the Company signed contracts in 2013 for installing two additional power plants in Ahal (252.2 MW) and Derweze (504.4 MW). Çalık Enerji also commenced the first phase of the three phased infrastructure renewal project of Turkmenistan's capital city, Ashgabat, worth 1 billion dollar, as the Primary Contractor.
Benefitting from the physical proximity to geographies like Central Asia and Middle East, Çalık Enerji enhances its competitive position in the surrounding markets. The Company undertakes on infrastructure work projects in target countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Central and South Africa. In 2013 Çalık Holding entered into new markets including Nigeria, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia and initiated work as part of the tender awarded for the 542-MW natural gas cycle plant to be installed in Khumus, Libya. In the oil business, the Company sought to expand business relations with countries across South Africa, Middle East and West Africa.
Significant Investments in Renewable Energy
With the purpose of generating energy through installing hydroelectric, thermal, solar, and wind plants in Turkey, Çalık Holding continued its efforts in 2013 accordingly, taking investment decisions for Sarpıncık and Demircili wind projects.
The Company completed preparatory work for the construction projects of two wind power plants in Karaburun and Urla with a capacity of 32 MW and 40 MW, respectively. In 2013 Çalık Holding also completed the 29.9 MW Adacami HEPP (Hydroelectric Power Plant) Project and started electricity production.
Achievements in Electricity Distribution Sector
Having made a powerful entrance to the electricity distribution sector with the acquisition of YEDAŞ as part of the privatization in 2010, Çalık Enerji partnered with Kiler Holding to take over Aras Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş., a company operating in 7 provinces across Eastern Anatolia (Erzurum, Kars, Erzincan, Ağrı, Ardahan, Bayburt, Iğdır) and became one of the leading companies in the sector offering services to 7 million subscribers and investing in infrastructure projects with an annual worth of 150 million USD. The Company continued its investments and activities through its electricity distribution company in Kosovo taken over in partnership with Limak Holding in 2012.
Partnership with Global Giants
Çalık Enerji has become a known and favored company in the global energy sector with its business quality, services and reliability. The company collaborates with global giants including GE, Mitsubishi, Alstom, ABB, Siemens, Schneider, Ansaldo, Hyundai, Doosan and Techint, swiftly moving towards becoming an international leader with its productive and dynamic corporate structure.
Adopting environmental and ethical responsibilities in its fields of business, Çalık Enerji renewed its current ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates during 2013.
- YEDAŞ Makes A Name For Itself In the Energy Distribution Sector
Yeşilırmak Elektrik Dağıtım Anonim Şirketi that was acquired by Çalık Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. on December 29th, 2010 within the scope of the privatization efforts in Turkey joined the Holding with the name of Çalık YEDAŞ. The Company, which provides electricity distribution and retail sales services to almost 1.8 million customers in Samsun, Ordu, Çorum, Amasya and Sinop cities and their districts, had been transformed into two separate companies as Yeşilırmak Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. (YEDAŞ) and Yeşilırmak Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş. (YEPAŞ) as of 01.01.2013 based on 'Procedures and Principles Regarding the Legal Separation of Distribution and Retail Sales Operations' by obtaining Retail Sales license with the decision of Energy Market Regulatory Board on 27.12.2012. As of 2013, YEDAŞ has 602 and YEPAŞ employs 228 employees.
The Goal Is To Be Among The Global Leaders
YEDAŞ aims to be among the top 10 companies of Europe for organizational and operational excellence in 2019. Thus the Company increases the number of its technological investments and reinforces its success with its highly qualified human resources and corporate structure. YEDAŞ pursues excellence in every stage of business from suppliers to customers, managers to employees besides its main activities.
Aiming to create added value for all its stakeholders with its customer oriented approach, YEDAŞ prioritizes quality and efficiency in every step. The Company is being managed with the Total Quality Management Model adopted by the top 500 companies of the world and uses internationally accepted Balance Scorecard system.
Rising Success Rates
In 2013, there have been positive changes in the Company's 'Distribution Service Quality Indicator' rates compared to the previous year. While the 'Number of Failures' decreased by 8.86 percent in 2013, 'Number of Burned Transformers' decreased by 26.96 percent, 'Number of Fined Reactivation' decreased by 82.69 percent and 'Number of Feeder Activation' decreased by 38.51 percent.
The Company acquired in 2010, performed positive and successful work since then and increased the reading rates from 87.37 to 97.08 percent and decreased leakage loss rates from 13.95 to 8.41. The bill collecting rates for current period have increased from 93.48 to 98.96 percent.
It Differentiates with SAP
YEDAŞ that differentiates itself and stands out among its rivals in the Turkish energy sector uses 8 modules of SAP ERP actively. By analyzing the opportunities and the threats it faces with ERP system, the Company develops its customer oriented services.
YEDAŞ, the only Turkish company that began to use 'SAP IS-U Industrial Systems' that work in integration with GIS (Geographical Information System) and AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) in 2013, plans to integrate also SCADA/DMS/OMS (Data Monitoring, Recording and Network Management) projects to the system in 2014.
YEDAŞ R&D Office
YEDAŞ allocates a significant budget to its R&D investments with the awareness that the keys to sustainable success are innovative ideas and developed technologies in the competitive conditions of today.
The Company founded YEDAŞ R&D Office in Middle East Technical University Technokent in 2013 in order to fulfill the technological needs of the electricity distribution sector with national sources. YEDAŞ R&D Office that commenced operations with 'Technology and Innovation' unit made two award-winning designs in electricity distribution field in a very short amount of time and even received orders from overseas for these designs.
The main projects that are carried out and completed on the technology and innovation side of YEDAŞ R&D Office are Street Illumination Control System, Secondary Protection Surveillance System, Lighting Meter Reading System, Automatic Meter Reading System, Electricity Distribution Network Failure Detection System and Energy Quality Management System.
YEDAŞ Is 'The First and the Only'
The vision of YEDAŞ; to act together with all its stakeholders towards its targets and strategies was awarded with 'Certificate of Competence in Excellence – EFQM 3 Stars' at the '21st Quality Congress' of KALDER (Turkish Society for Quality and TÜSIAD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association). YEDAŞ is the first and only electricity distribution company to get this certificate.
YEDAŞ is also the first and only Turkish electricity distribution company to get the 'Quality Gold Crown' in 2013 'Gold' category of International Quality Systems (IQS) awards given by Business Initiative Directions (BID) that is an independent organization.
YEDAŞ became the first electricity distribution company to have ISO 10002:2006 International Customer Satisfaction Standard and ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System certificates in Turkey. The other quality certificates that YEDAŞ has are ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System, OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Standard.
By signing 'United Nations Global Compact' in 2012, YEDAŞ promised to adopt its ten principles regarding human resources, labor, environment and corruption in its company policies, operations and corporate culture. Within this framework, the Company issued its first GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) 'Sustainability Report' in 2013.
- ARAS EDAŞ Grows with the Power of Çalık Group
Çalık Group, partnered with Kiler Group took over the ARAS EDAŞ, a company distributing electricity in 7 provinces across East Anatolia which went under privatization in 2013. Building on the experience of Çalık Group in the electricity distribution sector, the Company experienced a fast transformation process with efforts started in the second half of the year.Erzurum being the main operation center, ARAS EDAŞ operates in the region covering Ağrı, Ardahan, Bayburt, Erzincan, Iğdır and Kars provinces, with the priority target of contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of the region. The Company continued its activities to improve the quality of electricity distribution in 2013 and provided services to 815,168 subscribers and 2,226,155 people with its 646 employees.ARAS EDAŞ renewed its infrastructure with modern technologies intending to offer uninterrupted and quality services to subscribers and sold 2,875,677-MWh energy in 2013, transferring to the system 521,767-MWh of electric power from generation plants in the region. The Company keeps on analyzing the region in order to make high quality and uninterrupted energy available for the users.ARAS EDAŞ adopts a people-oriented business approach in the region of its activities. The Company considers the demands, suggestions and complaints from the local community and tailors its services based on the local needs and feedbacks received.
- A New Start In Power Distribution with KEDS
Kosovo Power Distribution and Supply Company (KEDS) was acquired by Çalık Holding and Limak Holding through a tender offer in 2012. The Company has been operating as the only authorized Distribution Company in Kosovo, the youngest country of Europe. Building on the experience gained by Çalık and Limak Groups in the power industry, the Company is dedicated to provide satisfactory services to its users with low costs.Targeting to be a leading company with its technical and business capabilities, KEDS provides electricity supply to over 470 thousand customers divided into three categories: house hold customers (85%), commercial (14%) and other (1%). With an average of 2,500 new customers on a monthly basis, the Company provides over 5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity supply to a total of 1.7 million citizens.Focusing on renewal and capacity expanding activities, KEDS conducts modernization operations, including the rehabilitation of infrastructures and measuring capacities. The Company's priority is to reduce losses and illegal electricity use, therefore KEDS plans to decrease the technical loss rate that reaches up to 18% in the country to a great extent.KEDS increased the return in its account collectables in 2013. The Company also continues to execute planned maintenance and network renewal investments in order to meet the international standards in System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) and System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) values with the purpose of improving supply safety.Committed to continuous and transparent services, KEDS prepared an annual plan for investments worth approximately 26 million Euro in 2013 to achieve its targets.The Company also completed preliminary work for the "10-Year Distribution System Operator Network Development Plan" (2014-2023) designed to provide reliable electricity supply with low prices.KEDS delivers innovative practices in electricity distribution thanks to its reliable working systems and coordinated customer tracking. With 2,605 employees and investments made into technology, the Company continues to develop projects with an ambition to offer the best solutions to meet the expectations of people in Kosovo.