The wind farm is owned by Iltek Iletisim, the energy subsidiary of the Eksim Group, which invests in projects in the renewables sector in Turkey.
Eksim already owns a 63 MW operating hydroelectric power station in the Black Sea region of Turkey and has seven licences for wind farms with a total capacity of 246 MW.
“Susurluk” is the first wind energy project to be built. Nordex will be installing the wind turbines in the province of Balikesir in the coming weeks at elevations of between 320 and 470 metres.
In order to make optimal use of the wind here the customer decided to purchase 15 N100/2500 wind turbines and three N90/2500 machines.
These are expected to generate 145 gigawatt hours of clean energy a year and can power more than 70,000 Turkish households. The capacity factor is approximately 38 percent. Nordex plans to hand over the wind farm to the Eksim Group as early as spring 2011.