“ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3” TPP with an award for its support for the library in Stara Zagora in 2019

The company’s donations to the benefit of the “Zachary Knyazheski” Regional Library in 2019 amount to a total value of over BGN 44,000.

“ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3” TPP was awarded a prize by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association for its support to the regional library “Zachary Knyazheski” in Stara Zagora in 2019. This is the third award from BBIA, the TPP has received for successfully implemented projects in support of the cultural work in the city.

The donations for which the company received recognition are three:
  • The completely renovated and modernly furnished “Teen Zone”;
  • The “Summer in the Library” project;
  • The “Creators” project, which made a special space for STEM-design in the teen zone and provided over 50 specialized constructors.

“ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3” TPP has been a partner of the regional library in Stara Zagora for years. Completely renovated and adapted for the young people’s needs, the Teen Zone has proper books, magazines, internet connection, electronic devices and modern access to knowledge.

In 2019, the company implemented two more social projects in support of the cultural institution:
  • The “Summer in the Library” project provided books in foreign languages and movies, which enriched the library fund and expanded the range of activities in the “Teen Zone”;
  • With the “Creators” project, more than 50 STEM constructors were supplied in the library to improve the knowledge of local youth in the field of natural and engineering sciences, the study of physical laws, robotics and construction technology.

ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 ranks among the largest employers and the most generous donors in the region of Stara Zagora and Galabovo, where its thermal power plant is based. In recent years, the company has invested over BGN 4 million in projects for the benefit of society. The major part of the funds is intended for local communities.


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 the electricity in Bulgaria, using local energy sources and thus contributing to ensuring the energy security and independence of the country. More than 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%).