SOCAR intends to reduce emissions to environment
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.11. / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The establishment of the ecological park (biological town) at 9.3 hectares of production areas of Tagiyev oil and gas production unit by the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) will create a stimulus to develop a mechanism to minimize emissions of enterprises, a source in SOCAR said.
This project will serve as an example of the mechanism of zero emissions into the environment, the source added.
Currently, the company conducts the work on designing as a part of the project and also completed the work on fencing the area. The structure of the building is determined and the project on closed greenhouses for growing seedlings is under completion.
Plants, to be grown in the park, will be used for the plots gardening of enterprises belonging to SOCAR. The plants will be bed firstly on the cleaned and restored areas.
It is planned to achieve the initial design capacity in the first phase of the project. The first stage covers fencing the area, creating the necessary infrastructure and cultivating seedlings of new plant species. Some 20 percent of the energy supply of a new ecological park will be met by using alternative energy sources. About 20 kilowatts of required 80-100 kilowatts of energy of the park at night will be achieved through alternative energy types. Work over defining the efficiency of alternative energy use, particularly wind and solar energy, is under development
It is planned to expand the use of alternative energy and increase the proportion of their use in electricity supply of the park within the second phase of the ecological project, the source said.
The company planned to supply the town with gas, electricity and water owing to alternative sources. Gas will be partially supplied owing to associated gas ejected into air to the fields. Town's demand for electricity will be partially provided through the use of solar energy. Water required for irrigation, will be delivered through the purification of groundwater and seawater desalination. The experience of foreign countries and foreign companies will be used in realization of the program within the project, SOCAR vice-president for ecology Mukhtar Babayev said earlier.
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