Vestas has signed a framework agreement to deliver 207 MW across five locations in Turkey to a joint venture between the German utility EnBW and the Turkish holding company Borusan, with the first 30 MW order firm and unconditional.
The deal represents the largest customer framework agreement in the Turkish wind power market ever.
As part of the framework agreement, Vestas will supply nine V112-3.3 MW turbines for the extension of the Bandirma wind power plant located in the Balikesir Province, south of Marmara Sea, Turkey. Deliveries are expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2014 with commissioning in the first quarter of 2015.
The 30 MW contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a five-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000), extendable to 10 years.
The Bandirma project today consists of 15 V90-3.0 MW turbines, installed in 2008.
Once completed, the Bandirma wind power plant will have a total estimated annual production of more than 292,000 MWh per year, which will save the environment from over 130,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 485,000 people in Turkey. “We have taken the decision to realise one of the largest onshore wind farm portfolios in Europe. To achieve our goal of being the leader in wind generation in Turkey, we have chosen one of the world’s foremost wind turbine manufacturers, based on Vestas’ capability of ensuring business case certainty for our long-term plan, together with superior new technology which we look forward installing across the country,” states Mehmet Acarla, General Manager of Borusan EnBW Enerji.
“This agreement and order is an indication of Vestas’ focus on building solid partnerships with customers to meet their business needs,” comments Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean, who continues, “our goal is to ensure them the best return on the investment, while supporting further development of wind energy in Turkey where we have a solid presence and a cumulative market share of 22 per cent.”
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 51,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 16,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 60 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind power energy.
Vestas has been operating in Turkey since 1984 when it installed its first turbine. Since then, Vestas has delivered 640 MW of wind power capacity to the country. In January 2008, Vestas established an office in Istanbul and has three warehouses and service locations in the country.
Vestas has developed a top-class local value chain in Turkey – contributing to local jobs and local competencies and to the development of a strong network of local suppliers which can deliver components, products, spare parts and services.
Borusan EnBW Enerji, a company headquartered in Istanbul, was founded in the summer of 2009 as a joint venture between EnBW AG and the Turkish conglomerate Borusan Holding. The aim of the joint venture is to expand Turkey’s electricity generation capacity by some 2,000 megawatts, primarily in the field of renewable energy.