Turkish firm Sabanci Holding’s Cement Group (Cimsa Cement), has signed a protocol with prominent Japanese companies in Tokyo on Thursday for a project which would turn waste gases into energy.
Speaking at the signature ceremony at the facilities of Marubeni Corporation, CIMSA’s General Manager Mehmet Hacikamiloglu said that they always strove to add value to the Turkish economy.
"With its quality management, labor health, labor safety, and environmental management system, CIMSA aims to reach world standards. We are taking a giant step to protect the environment by obtaining a license to use waste gases as additional fuel," Hacikamiloglu said.
"The US$20 million investment to be made at the Mersin factory will be a crucial step for the sustainability of the Turkish industry," he added.
Hacikamiloglu noted that CIMSA is a part of the Sabanci Holding Cement Group preparing to make investments worth $200 million in the next five years and one that uses 170,000 kilograms of waste materials as alternative fuel on a daily basis.
"Thanks to the project signed with Japanese companies, 50 per cent of all electricity used at the Mersin factory will come from waste gases when these gases would be turned into energy," Hacikamiloglu also said.