Environment Activities

5th Green Dot Environmental Awards

As the Batı Anadolu Group, we continue to increase our environmental and energy efficiency investments in accordance with our principles of "Continuous improvement and continual improvement" of industry. Our Gaziemir ready Mixed concrete plant and Urla ready Mixed concrete plant have earned the award at the awards ceremony, which is a member of the Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete association to enable them to produce environmentally friendly production. Our facilities, supervised by independent auditors, were also awarded by the European Ready-Mixed Concrete association ERMCO to represent Turkey. 

5th Green Dot Environmental Awards
Rehabilitation Studies of Belkahve region

Since 2007 as the Batı Anadolu Group, we have been living in Belkahve in approximately 40 hectares (400 thousand m2) area with 50 thousand saplings to the nature. We support the establishment of ecological balance in the region with the efforts to re-create the limestone mines that we use in cement production immediately after the end of the activity. By harmonising the current topography of the field with the natural topography, we ensure that the land is re-opened for agricultural and forestry use. 

Rehabilitation Studies of Belkahve region
Waste heat electrical power generation plant

In order to produce some of the electricity we consume by using the heat from the production process, we have completed our projects of "waste heat to electrical energy production plant" in our Batıçim and Batısöke cement factories. As part of our energy efficiency project, we meet 30% of our electricity needs through electrical energy obtained from our two factories. Thus, we contribute to the environment as much as the amount of oxygen provided by 59,000 per year by preventing carbon emissions in total 37,000 tons. 

Waste heat electrical power generation plant
Closed Clinker Stockhall

We have invested in closed clinker Stockhall with a total capacity of 450,000 tons in order to prevent the dust from being stocked during the stockbreeding of the clinkers produced in Batıçim and Batısöke and to ensure homogenization. As the Western Anatolia Group, we contribute to the environment by preventing the average annual 500,000 tons of carbon emissions with the total investments we have made to the environment and energy efficiency projects so far. 

Closed Clinker Stockhall
Bag Filter Conversion

Together with the development of bag filter technology, we have performed the conversion of  "bagged filters " In our factories. Thus, we have made significant progress in reducing the dust concentration in our Batıçim and Batısöke cement factories. We managed to reduce the amount of particulate in 1 cubic meter to 10mg instead of 120mg, which is under legal limit value and with the latest technology working with this modernization. 

Bag Filter Conversion
Steep Raw Material Mill

We have achieved up to 19% savings in the electrical energy used in the production of the Farin with the steep raw material mill which is our energy efficiency project. We reduced the energy consumption of 24 kWh per ton to 20 kWh per ton by making one steep mill instead of the two existing raw materials mills in Batıçim. In this way, we have provided a more dust-free and clean production environment due to a reduction of 8,162,000 kWh and the innovation of technology in our annual electrical energy usage. 

Steep Raw Material Mill