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Rönesans Holding's November and December Highlights

20 November 2023
During the months of November and December, Rönesans Holding organized a variety of significant events. You can see the events in our article.

RÖNESANS HOLDING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 

During the months of November and December, Rönesans Holding organized a variety of significant events. It participated as the main sponsor in various summits and conducted speeches with the aim of contributing to the industry. Additionally, Rönesans Holding brought together young graduates with experienced Rönesans employees with the organization of the Compass Program's orientation event, which provides employment opportunities for new graduates.  
 
During this period, Rönesans Holding stood out at the Edie Awards, making it to the finals in three different categories with three separate projects related to sustainability.  
 
Please view the rest of this blog post for details of the developments at Rönesans that occurred in November and December. 

Rönesans Holding and Ballast Nedam Finalists at the 2024 Edie Awards with Three Projects in Three Categories! 

The Edie Awards are a prestigious UK-based award program highlighting excellence in sustainability, energy, and environmental matters. Beyond just functioning as an award ceremony, the Edie Awards significantly contribute to the widespread adoption of future-oriented sustainable practices in the business world, emphasizing environmental and social responsibility.
 

With Which Projects Did Rönesans Holding and Ballast Nedam Make it to the Finals at the 2024 Edie Awards? 

Rönesans Holding and KODA – Where Did We Leave Off in Education in Villages? 

The project 'Where Did We Leave Off in Education in Villages?', implemented through a Rönesans Holding and KODA cooperation, has made it to the finals at the Edie Awards under the ‘Partnership and Collaboration: Projects, Initiatives, and Solutions’ category. 
 
Supported by Rönesans Holding, the project, led by the Rural Schools Transformation Network (KODA), was successfully completed in Adıyaman. Launched in June, this project aimed to support children living in villages and rural neighborhoods affected by the February 6 earthquakes academically and psychosocially while also providing family education to parents. 
 
Teachers, parents, and volunteers worked together within the project's scope to improve children's education in Adıyaman. The activities carried out in the villages of Adıyaman, with the support of Rönesans Holding, combined with KODA's expertise in rural education, determined the scope and implementation of the project. Implemented in September with KODA along with volunteers, the project focused on children's social-emotional learning and post-disaster school preparedness, reaching approximately 500 children and their families. 

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Watch the Youtube video 'Rönesans Holding I KODA I Where Did We Leave Off in Education in Villages?' 

Post-Disaster Support Program 

Rönesans Holding's project, the Post-Disaster Support Program at Malatya Yaşam Kent, has successfully reached the finals in the Social Sustainability and Diversity categories. 
 
Following the Gaziantep and Kahramanmaraş earthquakes on February 6, Rönesans Holding swiftly took action, providing living space for 5,500 people in Malatya Yaşam Kent within just two months.  
 
For details about the project, visit our website's Malatya Yaşam Kent page. 
 
İpek Ilıcak Kayaalp, Chair of the Board of Rönesans Holding, who managed the project, and Paolo Marchi, Deputy Representative of UNICEF Türkiye, visited Malatya Yaşam Kent on September 29 to meet with children and young people. Malatya Yaşam Kent goes beyond meeting urgent needs, meticulously considering every detail from libraries and playgrounds to women's centers to establish a secure and nurturing environment for children, youth, and women. Established with the support of UNICEF and Rönesans Holding, seven centers continue to provide psychosocial support services and early learning activities to children and families affected by earthquakes. Rönesans Holding extends its efforts to 17 different social areas, collaborating with various charitable organizations to work on sustainable solutions. These programs include sensory learning, mind, and intelligence games, as well as collaborations with sports and cultural organizations for children and young people. 

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You can access the details of the visit here.


Ballast Nedam - Jonas Project
 

With the Jonas project, Rönesans Holding's group company in the Netherlands, has earned a spot in the Green Construction/Infrastructure Project of the Year finals. 
 
The foundation of the Jonas Project was built to ensure a healthy living environment, sustainable material usage, and energy efficiency. In the Jonas Project, Ballast Nedam achieved a waste separation rate of 97% by segregating construction waste into seven different recyclable streams. This rate significantly surpasses the required minimum waste separation rate of 80% for BREEAM certification. Embracing the pursuit of a healthy living environment, sustainable material usage, and energy efficiency, the Jonas Project stands out as one of the leading residential projects in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands. 
 
You can access the details of the Jonas Project here. 
 
Rönesans Holding Personnel Run in the 45th İstanbul Marathon 
 
On November 5, Rönesans Holding's runners completed the 15 km and 8 km routes at the 45th İstanbul Marathon. 
 
For the 8 km run, participants started from the 15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü (July 15 Martyrs Bridge), descended to Beşiktaş, and followed the coastal road to reach the finish line in Karaköy. Those completing the 15 km run continued beyond Karaköy, crossed the Galata Bridge, followed the coastal road, and arrived at the Yenikapı Rally Area. 
 
The runners from Ronesans Holding who participated in this event enjoyed the beautiful views of İstanbul throughout the course.  

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You can find Rönesans Holding's 45th İstanbul Marathon Run Instagram post here. 

Dolmabahçe Palace Visit on November 10

On November 10, Atatürk Memorial Day, the Rönesans team visited Dolmabahçe Palace to pay a respectful tribute to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. 
 
Alongside other visitors, they stood in a moment of silence and visited Room 71 at the Dolmabahçe Palace, where Atatürk took his last breath. Simultaneously, the Ankara office and construction site team also observed a moment of silence, commemorating the great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on November 10. 
 
You can access Rönesans Holding's November 10 Instagram post here.  
 

Rönesans Enerji Becomes the Main Sponsor of SolarVizyon and the French-Turkish Clean Energy Summit 

6th SolarVizyon Solar Energy Congress  
 
The 6th SolarVizyon Solar Energy Congress, sponsored by Rönesans Enerji, took place on December 11 at the İstanbul Harbiye Military Museum. During the congress, discussions focused on the solar energy industry, the future of energy storage, and electric transportation. 
 
As part of the Solar Energy Congress, Gökhan Gökdoğan, the General Manager of Rönesans Enerji, participated as a speaker. During the interactive session, Gökhan Gökdoğan shared solution proposals on how investments in solar energy projects (SPP) can be developed in the solar energy sector. 

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Rönesans Enerji at the French-Turkish Clean Energy Summit 

The French-Turkish Clean Energy Summit, sponsored by Rönesans Enerji, occurred on December 12. 
 
During this summit, attended by Isabella Dumont, the French Ambassador to Türkiye, Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, and Frank Mereyde, President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye (CCI France-Turquie), Emre Hatem, the Energy Group President of Rönesans Holding, delivered a speech at the Green Finance Panel. 
 
Emre Hatem shared the following information during the Green Finance Panel: He mentioned the initiation of a 189 MW wind energy investment in partnership with TotalEnergies, starting in July. Rönesans Holding aims to achieve 7% green energy investments in line with Türkiye's 2028 targets. Rönesans Holding also plans for a 2 billion Euro, 2,000 MW green energy investment within the next five years. This ambitious plan aims to prevent the import of 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually and reduce 3.5 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Emre Hatem expressed Rönesans Holding's commitment to taking significant steps to advance the role of sustainable energy. 

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Rönesans Enerji Makes 189 MW Wind Energy Investment!

Rönesans Enerji has taken the first step towards its goal of reaching a capacity of 2000 MW by 2028. The company has signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement with Heitkamp Industrial Solutions GmbH and secured turbine supply from Nordex Group for a 189 MW wind energy investment. 
With this agreement, the total capacity is expected to more than double, reaching 355 MW by 2024.  

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Rönesans Holding Energy Group President Emre Hatem Speaks at the Türkiye and Global Energy Outlook Panel 

At the Türkiye and Global Energy Outlook Panel held at the EIF World Energy Congress, Emre Hatem, Energy Group President of Rönesans Holding, joined a discussion moderated by Zafer Benli, General Manager of EÜAŞ. Other panel participants included İbrahim Halil Kırşan, President of TOBB Türkiye Mining Council, Upul Wijayantha, Head of the Centre for Renewable & Low Carbon Energy, and Yusuf Günay, President of the Green Hydrogen Producers Association (H2DER). The panel covered comprehensive discussions on important topics such as net-zero emission goals, green hydrogen, mining, and green energy investments. 

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Rönesans Holding Energy Group President Emre Hatem Engages with Students at the Boğaziçi University Business Strategy Summit 

At the Business Strategy Summit, an event organized by Boğaziçi University focusing on the business world and strategy, Emre Hatem discussed current topical subjects such as global warming, the Paris Agreement, the Green Deal, Carbon Border Adjustments, the National Energy Plan, and Electrification. He also addressed the challenges facing the realization of net-zero emission goals and presented action plans and solution proposals required to achieve these objectives. 

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Rönesans Enerji General Manager Gökhan Gökdoğan Speaks at the Türkiye Energy Summit Renewable Energy and Storage Investments Session

On November 29, Gökhan Gökdoğan, the General Manager of Rönesans Enerji, participated as a speaker at the Renewable Energy and Storage Investments Session at the 13th Türkiye Energy Summit. 
 
During the session moderated by Cem Özkök, the President of GÜYAD (Energy Investors Association), Gökdoğan joined Ali Kındap, the President of JED (Geothermal Energy Association), İbrahim Erden, the President of TÜREB (Turkish Wind Energy Association), and Alper Baykut, the CEO of REAP Battery and CTO of YEO Technology. The panelists discussed the role of renewable energy and storage in energy transformation and explored the roadmap necessary to achieve necessary energy transformation goals. 

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Rönesans ChargeR Opens 50 Charging Units at 13 Locations in 8 Cities

Rönesans ChargeR has recently launched charging stations in eight cities, including twelve shopping malls and one hotel. The main objective is to provide user-friendly mobile application solutions at shopping malls, hospitals, public institutions, gas stations, highways, and state roads for both commercial and individual users. 
 
You can visit the Rönesans ChargeR mobile application and the Rönesans ChargeR website for detailed information about the charging units. 


282 New Graduates are Introduced to Rönesans through the Compass Program 


Rönesans Holding and its group companies organized an enjoyable orientation event through the Compass Program, bringing together experienced employees and new graduates. 
 
During the event, Aytaç İşler, the General Manager of Rönesans Endüstri Tesisleri, Mehmet Emin Akay, the Deputy General Manager, Osman Bozkurt, the Group Vice President, Sultan Süleyman Turan, the Vice President, Taner Bilgin, a Rönesans Holding Board Member, Aybars Furkan Şanap, the CFO of Rönesans Enerji, and Emre Bal, the Chief Improvement Officer, shared their success stories, mission, and Rönesans Holding's vision with the Compass participants. 
 
The event not only focused on business matters but also provided opportunities for social connections. The event allowed the Compass participants to get to know each other, communicate with experienced employees, and socialize, establishing a strong communication and collaboration network among employees. 
 
Since 2016, 1347 new graduates have embarked on their professional journey at Rönesans with the Compass Program. The 2023 Compass Program received significant attention with 5523 applications. Currently, 282 new graduates are gaining experience at Rönesans Holding. 

 

What is the Compass Program? 

Rönesans Holding, under the umbrella of Rönesans Education Foundation, has been running the Compass Program since 2016 as a corporate social responsibility project to support new graduates in their first steps in the business world with managerial and educational advice as well as guiding principles for sustainability development. 
 
For more detailed information, visit the Compass page on our website. 

Visit to Gaziantep City Hospital with Foreign Investors 

Rönesans Holding and its business partners from around the world gathered in Gaziantep. Personnel from foreign partners, including Meridiam, Samsung C&T, and Istanbul Asset Management, visited the Gaziantep City Hospital, a project they realized together. 
 
At 638,000 m², Gaziantep City Hospital is the largest city hospital in the region, boasting a capacity of 1,875 beds and accommodating 45,000 daily visitors.  
 
The hospital houses various departments, including the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital and the High-Security Forensic Psychiatry Hospital. Within the Main Hospital departments include the Cardiovascular Surgery (KVC) and Oncology Hospital, the General Hospital, General and Psychiatry Hospital, and the Women & Children's Hospital. 
 
Additionally, the project is designed with an environmentally friendly engineering approach and energy-saving solutions, reflecting the sustainability focus of Gaziantep City Hospital.  
 
For detailed information, visit the Gaziantep City Hospital page on our website. 






About Rönesans Group

Rönesans Holding, the conglomerate's top investment entity headquartered in Ankara, is the 38th largest international contracting company globally and the 9th largest in Europe. With operations spanning 30 countries across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, including subsidiaries such as Ballast Nedam in the Netherlands and Heitkamp Industrial Solutions GmbH in Germany, Rönesans has been operating as the main contractor and investor successfully for 30 years in construction, real estate development, healthcare and energy. Putting resilience and growth through innovation at the core of the company, with a priority on sustainability and social development, Rönesans has developed projects supporting students with scholarships, academic platforms and initiatives; been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2015; and a signatory of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles since 2016.

Under the leadership of its president, Erman Ilıcak, Rönesans, along with its partners GIC, Meridiam Infrastructure, Sojitz, Samsung C&T, TotalEnergies, and IFC of the World Bank Group (minority shareholder in the group), has invested more than EUR8 billion into pioneering projects globally.


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