In 1989, BOTAŞ initiated natural gas operations for the first time in the city. Bursagaz, which was established in 2002 to deliver natural gas to Bursa, was privatized in 2004. The company joined EWE Turkey Holding in 2007. Following privatization, Bursagaz embarked upon an ambitious infrastructure investment drive, with a special focus on grid optimization.
As Turkey’s third largest natural gas distribütör according to 2016 end of the year data, Bursagaz is a model company with operational and management projects it has implemented.
Carrying out activities that will benefit the country in line with the responsibility of being a leading enterprise in the sector, Bursagaz pursues investments that will add value to Bursa as well as to the Turkish economy at large.
With a series of successful project deliveries in the last five years enabling the company to publish the first and only GRI A+ Sustainability Report of the distribution sector in Turkey, rank at the top in the “Great Place to Work Turkey - Best Employers” listing and make it to the Top 50 at the European leg of the same awards, successful complete the standardization process for “IIP- Investors in People” and achieve distinction by becoming first and only IIP certificated company in the national energy network, Bursagaz is committed to continue creating value for its stakeholders and delivering exemplary projects.
Bursagaz introduced natural gas to the İznik District of Bursa, known as the capital of civilizations, in 2016. The investment, which was launched in August 2014 and a large part of the line installation having been completed in 2015, was delivered in 2015, within 22 months.
Bursagaz’s new, eco-friendly and smart headquarters entered into service in May 2016. Generating enough energy to meet a majority of its energy demand, Bursagaz’s new headquarters is designed to provide maximum benefit from renewable energy sources and display a high level of environmental performance.
For 2017 and beyond, Bursagaz aims to expand upon its service excellence by combining EWE AG’s international experience with its own pioneering and innovative vision, and to offer its services to a wider audience. For 2017, Bursagaz aims to maintain its position as the role model making a difference in the sector, and is determined to increase its investments in Bursa and expand its customer portfolio.