Turkey: Geothermally heated greenhouses to be built in three cities

Ali Kindap, head of the Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER) announced that 165 hectares of greenhouse fields will be built in Manisa, Aydin and Denizli. Kindap said that a total of 132 million 500 thousand Euro is invested in these areas to build greenhouses. "Three geothermally heated greenhouses will create employment for 3,000 people. Local people will be recruited and they will also work in the logistics." Kindap added.

The greenhouses will be heated by the waste water from Zorlu Energy's geothermal power plant in Saraykoy, Denizli. According to Kindap, all the infrastructure work is completed and that in Saraykoy in an area of 65 hectares 2 thousand people will start working.

34.7 hectares of geothermally heated greenhouses will be built in Alasehir, Manisa. 80% of the infrastructure costs will be met by the state.

The remaining 65 hectares of greenhouses will be built in Efeler, Aydin where infrastructure work is ongoing. Kindap stated that for 1 Megawatt of energy an investment of 4 million USD is needed and that the sector invests 1 billion USD for 200-250 Megawatts a year.


Source: Sabah (Baris Simsek)

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