Both the results of the 12th Transport and Communication Council and the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement have once again drawn attention to the importance of environmental projects. Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said: “Railways of the Republic of Turkey aim to achieve over 2025% of the energy they consume from renewable energy sources up to 50 years. TCDD will be the locomotive of clean energy with environmental projects.
In his written statement, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu drew attention to the fact that the National Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) is focusing on environmental investments. Karaismailoğlu said that electric operation can save fuel up to 50% compared to diesel operation.
“Due to the fact that it provides more pulling power and ease of maintenance with less energy, the low emissions emissions during electrical operation and the like, efforts to electrify existing conventional lines have gained momentum. In this context, from 2021, a total of 4 kilometers of conventional lines, existing within the TCDD and currently in operation, were electrified. This corresponds to 540% of the TCDD network with a conventional line length of 11 thousand 590 kilometers. In addition, 40 km of high-speed train lines, all electric, have been added. To date, 213 thousand 12 kilometers of all TCDD lines with a total length of 803 thousand 5 kilometers, or 753%, have been electrified. With the completion of the electrification projects on the conventional lines, which are under construction and project design, it is planned to electrify 45% of the existing conventional lines in the body of TCDD by the end of 2023. .
OVER 50% OF THE ENERGY CONSUMED BY TCDD WILL BE SUPPLIED FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY
Noting that TCDD’s electricity consumption will continue to increase in the coming years, with the increase in both line lengths and electrified lines, Karaismailoğlu emphasized renewable energies. Expressing that fixed buildings and high consumption installations will be determined, Karaismailoğlu said those that can produce their own energy with solar power systems are determined and feasibility studies are carried out. Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport; “The objective is to immediately start construction work on profitable points whose feasibility and project design studies have been completed, and to cover more than 2025% of the energy consumed by TCDD from renewable energy sources. , mainly solar and wind, by 50. The TCDD, by including local communities in this work, which is at the stage of implementation, establishes cooperation with them and will play the leading role in transport and use. renewable energy resources by taking the “green route” wherever the railway passes. Thus, TCDD will be the locomotive of clean energy with environmental projects.
850 THOUSAND 528 KG OF WASTE COLLECTED WITH THE ZERO WASTE PROJECT
Explaining that TCDD pressed the “Zero Waste Project” button, Karaismailoğlu said: “The” Zero Waste “project TCDD collected 27,000,227 kilograms of waste from 850 workplaces across the institution in 528 months. waste collected, 2 million 374,000 577.6 kWh of energy savings and 7,000,803 m3 of water were saved, while 66,000,296 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions were avoided.
WE AIM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM RAILWAYS BY 75%
Stressing that they attach importance to environmental projects as a ministry, Karaismailoğlu noted that they aim to contribute to the Turkish economy by increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental damage and emissions. Karaismailoğlu said: “We have also published the National Green Reconciliation Action Plan for Green Reconciliation, which aims to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050”.
“In our transport ecosystem, which we designed as an integrated system, we integrate all modes with each other on the basis of efficiency. We have launched a mobilization of investments in railways for a multimodal and balanced transport infrastructure. In addition to the lines of the urban rail system, we are building new high-speed train lines and continuing to renovate our existing lines. Thus, we both increase efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and move to a more environmentally friendly business. By 2035, we aim to reduce rail emissions by at least 1990% from 75. ”