Turkish son -
in - law of Ukraine (17.04.2006 Akşam
Enerji Yapı, which has almost no investments in
Turkey and which obtains 90% of its turnover from
the projects abroad, has been awarded with the work
of a bridge worth of 1 billion dollars. Enerji Yapı
has also its signature under the greatest building
Enerji Yapı is a company that is not much known
in Turkey. 90 percent of its turnover consists of
the projects abroad. It puts its signature under
some private projects in Turkey but does not participate
to public tenders. But it has serious investments
in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. It constructs
residences, shopping centers and dwellings. The
Chairman of the board of Directors, Süleyman Mütfigil
emphasizes that they have been performing constructions
abroad for 15 years. Müftigil, who said that they
had 6 projects continuing in Ukraine and Kazakhstan
adds: "Our relations are very good. We can
rise this number to 16 whenever we desire".
The most important agenda of Enerji Yapı nowadays
is the 1 billion dollar bridge work in Ukraine,
the base of which was laid 6 years before but suspended
with the change in the government. Mütfigil says
that the project will be resumed together with the
new government coming after the elections.
BRIDGE FOR ONE BILLION DOLLAR
Müftigil explains the issue, which has been taken
too long, as follows: "This project, which
includes the construction of bridge and road, is
based 6 years before. Just as our Marmaray issue.
Governments came, governments went, some of them
suspended the work, some of them said "let's
start again" and the work took too long time.
But at last, it is commenced. We have a Japanese
partner. Our loans are ready. We laid the base in
2000, we made a beginning. Thereafter it has been
stopped. We restarted, but it stopped again when
the municipalities were changed. This project will
be completed sooner or later.
WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE STATE
Enerji Yapı, which has been performing constructions
abroad for 15 years, also has some projects in Turkey.
But since 2000, it does not make any works for the
public sector. Mütfigil explains this issue as follows:
"We do not have any works with the state. You
are awarded with a work in public tenders in Turkey
either with very big discounts or you have to show
some political efforts, which is not our work. We
have not been in any political activities in Turkey.
When we asked about the photographs taken with government
authorities at their worksites to Müftigil, he said
"We have always been in good relations with
the government. If you are doing your work well,
it is not necessary for you to be in good relations
with the government, the government will be in good
relations with you. We are making constructions
abroad; they come and see our worksites".
FANTASY BUILDINGS IN KAZAKHSTAN
Similar projects of Enerji Yapı worth of 55 - 60
million dollars are continuing in Kazakhstan. Müftigil
emphasizes that since Kazakhstan is richer due to
oil, the buildings constructed there are more "fantasized".
The architectural structures of the buildings are
more artistic, the buildings are dressier and he
explains the shopping center they are constructing
as "twice Akmerkez, as a work of art".
Mütfigil says "We will be awarded with the
same amount of work this year in Kazakshstan and
Ukraine. For example, we have a plan for a very
big collective dwelling project in Kazakhstan. We
made the arrangements for its place." All of
these works of Enerji Yapı are being performed by
affiliated companies founded in those countries.
WE WON'T MAKE ANY ADVERTISEMENTS
The latest project performed by Enerji Yapı in
Turkey is the 55- villa Greenpark site in Sarıyer.
The company has kept its tight - lipped attitude
also for this project. Müftigil says "We did
not make any advertisements and we did not give
any announcements. We sold almost all of those villas
to the people around us. It has been a project worth
of approximately 20 million dollars". Mütfigil
emphasizes that they have a greater dwelling project
for high and medium story dwellings with a greater
diameter and that they are at the stage of design
to be constructed in the country. When we ask "Do
you plan to come to the front with these new projects
in the country?", Müftigil says "If you
mean making announcements, no, we do not plan that.
If you are qualified, everybody looks for you and
finds you. A jewelry seller does not need to give
ads since he already sells qualified goods. There
are very good firms, which are not advertised, which
are not declared, in every sector in Turkey.