Vestas Lands Contract For Wind Farm In Turkey

Vestas has secured a 27MW order to equip a wind farm in Turkey with nine of its wind turbines.

The contract for the ?enbük wind power plant comprises delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a 10-year Active Management Output (AOM) 4000 service agreement. The AOM 4000 is a full-scope service contract, consisting of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and consumables, which offers solid risk management for customers who want an availability guarantee measured against an agreed threshold. This type of contract offers customers assured performance avoiding unforeseen operational costs of any kind.

Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013 and commissioning is expected in the second quarter of 2013. As the ?enbük site has limited space, the requirement for a higher production per unit is crucial. With a very high production capacity, the V112-3.0 MW model is the ultimate solution for an optimal wind resource utilisation and energy yield at this specific site providing the customer with an extremely strong business case certainty. In addition, the ?enbük area is one of the regions in Turkey with the most challenging wind conditions. The increased performance of V112-3.0 MW, which is a result of the combination of innovative solutions with proven technology, will ensure that the customer obtains maximum profitability of this wind power plant.

The CEO of Tefirom Group, Tevfik Öz says: “This agreement is another evidence of our strong partnership with Vestas. The V112-3.0 MW is an excellent match for producing more energy from the same available wind. We believe that the V112-3.0 MW turbine will deliver an efficient energy production and, thus, a high return on investment.”

The CEO of Zaf Group, Mehmet Necati Ya?c?, states: “We are happy to work with Vestas on this project. As this is our first wind project, ?enbük is crucial for us. We believe that Vestas’ 30 years of global experience, proven technology and strong service capabilities provide an excellent basis for a strong project business case.”

With the V112-3.0 MW turbine it is possible to harvest the wind in medium to low wind sites in Turkey in a much more profitable way than it was before. With an increased swept area, a new blade design and proven technologies, the V112-3.0 MW offers a production increase of approx 20 per cent per installed MW capacity for this specific site in ?enbük.

“The V112-3.0 MW turbine has been designed for improved rotor efficiency, reliability and serviceability and it features our latest technologies for medium to low wind speeds, such as those found in this particular area,” said Olcayto Yi?it, General Manager of Vestas Turkey. “We look forward to working with Zaf and Tefirom to install the V112-3.0 MW turbines that will maximise the energy output at this site lowering the costs of energy and increasing the return on investment.”

Vestas has received a 27 MW order from a joint venture of Zaf Group and Tefirom Group for nine units of V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for the ?enbük wind power plant project in Hatay, Turkey. This will be the first V112-3.0 MW wind power plant to be installed in Turkey.

Juan Araluce, Acting President of Vestas Mediterranean and Chief Sales Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S concludes: “Having been chosen by Zaf and Tefirom for the first V112-3.0 MW wind power plant in Turkey is a clear sign of trust in our proven and reliable technology. With this order, Vestas reinforces its presence in Turkey and is fully committed to support the expansion of the Turkish wind energy market.”

As of 30 June 2012, Vestas has delivered worldwide 101 units of V112-3.0 MW turbines representing a total capacity of 303 MW, and it has received more than 3 GW of firm orders for this model.

The ?enbük wind power plant project will have an estimated annual production of 97,800 MWh per year, which corresponds to the residential electricity consumption of almost 200,000 people in Turkey. Moreover, the wind power plant will save the environment from almost 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis.