The fuel brand Shell is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its establishment in Turkey in the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
Noting that Shell Turkey is an energy company with its 1,150 stations across the country, a lubricant factory exporting to 68 countries, activities in electricity, natural gas, aviation, maritime, chemistry and hydrocarbon exploration, Shell Turkey Country President Ahmet Erdem said that the company has been around for 100 years. He talked about his activities in
Explaining that they continued oil exploration and production activities in the Southeast region for 40 years, Erdem said, “In the 50th year of our Republic, we became a company that has the privilege of selling fuel oil refined from domestic oil at its stations. For example, in 1968, over 1.3 million tons of domestic crude oil was produced. “This was 51.8 percent of Turkey’s total crude oil production that year. In 1971, this rate increased to 54 percent.”
Noting that they resumed their activities in 1996 with TPAO in 2011, Erdem said, “We conducted shale oil drilling in Diyarbakir in 2013 and deep-sea drilling in the Western Black Sea in 2015. We are in talks with TPAO regarding the next steps of our work in this field. TPAO He took very important steps in terms of both equipment and competence in a short time and made and continues to make very important discoveries in the western Black Sea, which I mentioned.”
Talking about the company’s refining business line, Ahmet Erdem explained that they are one of the founding partners of ATAŞ, Turkey’s first private oil refinery, which started its operations in 1962, and said, “ATAŞ continued its refining activities, which started with the oil we produced in the southeast, for a long time. It serves as one of the largest fuel terminals in our country and the Mediterranean.
STATIONS WELCOME 1 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY DAY
Shell Turkey Country President Ahmet Erdem stated that the company’s largest commercial area of activity is mobility, and said, “There are 45,000 Shell stations in 80 countries around the world. We offered the first electronic pumps in the early 1990s, and the first unleaded gasoline in 1991. We renewed our station market concept, we started to open Selects, the number of which exceeds 800. In 1996, we launched the electronic fuel sales system Shell Vehicle Identification System, today we serve over 35 thousand companies and 550 thousand vehicles. It turned into a fleet management system with services such as vehicle tracking, HGS, etc., not a sales system.
Reminding that they launched V-Power, Shell’s first differentiated product jointly developed with Ferrari, in 2000, Erdem said, “We started the loyalty program Shell Club Smart Card program in 2002. We opened the first station we operated, we commissioned station automation. To meet the demand, We established Shell & Turcas AŞ, which brings together 600 Shell and 600 Türkpetrol stations under the Shell brand. More than 1 million guests visit our stations every day,” he said.
EXPORT FROM DERINCE TO 68 COUNTRIES
Ahmet Erdem also shared information about mineral oil, another Shell’s field of activity and one of the most important input items for the production, construction, mining and transportation sectors.
Noting that the mineral oil factory in Derince started its operations in 1965, Erdem said, “With the investments we made and the recent modernization, the Derince factory has become Shell’s only grease and lubricant production facility in the Mediterranean basin today. The number of countries we export to has reached 68. reached,” he said.
SERVES AT 33 AIRPORTS AND 700 PORTS
Regarding Shell’s maritime business, Erdem said that they provide marine lubricants and technical service at all ports in Turkey. Noting that Shell Marine Turkey reaches its local and international customers with a market share of over 30 percent, Erdem explained that they provide service to Turkish seafarers in 700 ports in 60 countries.
Mentioning that Shell’s aviation business line has been in operation since 1930, Erdem said that they supply more than 250 planes per day at more than 10 airports.
He said that they serve Turkish Airlines, Pegasus and other airlines at 33 airports outside of Turkey.
On the other hand, Erdem also stated that Shell has been offering the products it procured from different petrochemical plants to its customers, who are manufacturers of a wide range of industries such as sponge, ink, cleaning, insulation, and cosmetics since 1970, adding that the company’s chemistry team in Turkey is working in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He explained that he also manages customers in .
‘WE CONTRIBUTE TO ENERGY SECURITY’
Shell Turkey Country President Ahmet Erdem spoke about the company’s natural gas and electricity business.
Explaining that BOTAŞ was the first international energy company to import and trade natural gas after contract transfer in 2007, Erdem said, “Our country has greatly increased its supply capacity with the liquefied natural gas infrastructure investments it has made in the recent period. We are also Turkey’s most important liquefied natural gas (LNG) ) suppliers, we also contribute to the energy security of our country in this field,” he said.
Explaining that they played a role in the construction of Adapazarı, Gebze and İzmir natural gas conversion power plants in the process that started with Bechtel and ENKA in 1997, Erdem said, “Our cooperation in Turkey continued until Shell sold its shares in Intergen globally. We have added electricity trade to the portfolio of A.Ş. Today, we provide electricity to many facilities in our country.”
200 STATIONS WILL GET ITS ENERGY FROM THE SUN
On the other hand, Ahmet Erdem, explaining that Shell aims to be an energy company with net zero emissions by 2050, said, “We are trying to help our customers around the world to identify and use low and zero carbon alternatives to the energy products they use, and to increase the demand for new energies.”
Noting that they have increased electricity generation in their global business portfolio, Erdem said, “We have 2.2 GW of renewable energy capacity in operation and 5.2 GW under construction. There are projects that reach 40 GW in total at the investment planning stage. At this stage, we are investing in Turkey to reduce our emissions from our own operations. “We have installed a 950 kW (8,160 m2) rooftop solar energy system in our Derince mineral oil facility, and today 38 of our stations get their electricity from the sun. The total installed power of our stations is 1.9 MW. By the end of 2023, we plan to increase the number of stations that receive their energy from the sun to 200,” he said.
TOGG WILL INSTALL 600 CHARGERS
Emphasizing that electric vehicles charged with electricity produced from renewable energy are among the most promising technologies for today, Ahmet Erdem said, “It is of great importance that charging stations are safe, fast, where they are needed and ready for use. We will increase our electric vehicle charging network from approximately 60 thousand in 2020. We have increased it to approximately 140 thousand charging points by the end of 2022. We aim to increase this number to 500 thousand by 2025 and to 2.5 million by 2030,” he said.
Ahmet Erdem also referred to the cooperation with Turkey’s domestic automobile brand Togg on the charging station, saying, “Our Shell & Turcas company has made a strategic cooperation with Turkey’s electric car Togg in order to provide an uninterrupted experience to electric vehicle users. Trugo brand and Shell&Turcas, which provides electric vehicle charging solutions, will work together to serve all electric vehicle users with chargers over 180 kWh in 81 cities.In this context, more than 600 high-speed chargers will be installed in 400 locations and 100 percent renewable energy source certified devices will be installed. energy will be used,” he said.