Nordex supplies 24 large wind turbines to Turkey

Nordex has obtained the wind power order for the turnkey installation of a wind farm in Turkey. Nordex is building the “Akres” wind power project project with 18 N90/2500 wind turbines for Karesi Enerji, a subsidiary of the Turkish transformer manufacturer Best.

In addition to this, the wind farm operator Dost Enerji has ordered six N90/2500 wind turbines for the extension of “Yuntdag”.

The “Akres” wind farm site is located near the city of Akhisar in the west of Turkey. Thanks to very good wind conditions, the capacity factor stands at around 42 percent.

The wind turbines are able to produce 170 gigawatt hours of clean wind energy a year and supply some 90,000 Turkish households. The 45 MW wind farm is to be handed over to Karesi Enerji in summer 2011.

“Turnkey projects number among Nordex’s core competences worldwide. Now we can show what our project management is capable of in Turkey, too”, says Ayhan Gök, Nordex CEO in Turkey.

The order for the extension of the “Yuntdag” wind farm underlines Dost Enerji’s confidence in Nordex. “Yuntdag” (17 N90/2500s) had marked the start of Nordex’s entry into the Turkish wind power market in 2007. The six wind turbines to be added to wind the farm in summer 2011 provide an energy yield of 59 gigawatt hours per annum.