The investment is part of the company’s “Social Energy” program, targetting at local communities in the municipality of Galabovo.
ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP has invested more than BGN 130,000 in the renovation and construction of four sites of high public priority in the villages of Obruchishte and Mednikarovo, which are located in close proximity to the power plant. The projects are part of the company’s agreement for social cooperation with the Municipality of Galabovo.
A playground and a street gym for teenagers were built in the village of Obruchishte. The site complies with the highest safety and security standards for children, and the repair included the installation of special shock-absorbing equipment. New, modern swings, slides and shady gazebos were installed. The street gym is furnished with all the necessary equipment for invigorating outdoor workouts – rings, barbells, equipment for loading various muscle groups, to which young people have free access.
“We work very well with ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3.” They have always been warm to us, to our children, to the residents of Obruchishte. We intend to continue our good work in the future, ” said the mayor of the village of Obruchishte, Stanislav Gabrovski.
A new bus stop was built in the village of Mednikarovo. Properly insulated, it allows the villagers to safely use the transport infrastructure even in bad weather. As part of its social projects, ContourGlobal is also renovating the kitchenette in the ritual hall of the village – the place that gathers the residents of Mednikarovo for all festive and other occasions.
“If it was not for ” ContourGlobal “, the things that could be done in the village, would be few. ContourGlobal is kind to us, I hope our work will continue in the future. We are considering things to work on together, “said the mayor of the village of Mednikarovo Kiril Kabov.
“ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3” is among the major employers and generous donors in the region of Stara Zagora and Galabovo, where the thermal power plant is based. In recent years, the company has invested over BGN 4 million in public benefit projects. The main part of the funds is intended for local communities.
“The people of Obruchishte and Mednikarovo are our closest neighbors. It is them that we want to give our energy to. That is why we named our projects this year – “Social Energy”, said Nadya Sinigerska – Bohorova, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development” Manager at “ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3”.
Video of the company’s realized social projects can be found here.
ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 owns and operates the first lignite-fired thermal power plant in Southeast Europe, which operates in full compliance with the highest European standards for occupational safety and environmental protection. The power plant produces 10% of electricity in Bulgaria, using local energy sources and thus contributes to ensuring the energy security and independence of the country. Over BGN 1.4 billion have been invested in ensuring the TPP’s reliable operation and in environmental protection measures. Shareholders are the international energy company ContourGlobal (73%) and the National Electricity Company (27%).