Alstom signed a contract worth more than € 55 million with Petkim for the supply of 17 ECO 110 wind turbines of 3MW each (total of 51MW) for the Petkim Wind Farm that will be installed in the Izmir Aliaga peninsula of Turkey. The scope of the contract includes construction, supply and engineering works of the power plant to be built as turnkey delivery project.
The 27MW (9 x 3MW) first phase of Petkim wind farm will be commissioned in 2015, and the 24MW (8 x 3MW) second phase will be commissioned in 2016. În addition, Alstom will also provide operation and maintenance for the power plant for 15 years. When the power plant will be completed, it will be possible to generate approximately 200GWh energy. Alstom previously supplied the steam turbine for Petkim Aliaga Cogeneration Power Plant.
SOCAR Turkey President Kenan Yavuz said; “Petkim wind farm represents an important ring of our long term investment plans. This project will allow SOCAR Turkey to relieve significantly the energy need. We are very pleased to choose Alstom and benefit from its recognized expertise in the field of tunrkey projects”.
Sadettin Korkut, General Manager of Petkim, said; “We are preparing for the future by diversifying our energy resources. We make environmental friendly investments to ensure sustainability. Upon commissioning of the first phase of Petkim wind farm, the energy generation capacity of the company will increase by 10 percent.”
“ECO 110 turbines perfectly fit with the wind speed in the Petkim wind farm, so we will be able to get the maximum efficiency,” said Adil Tekin, Alstom Turkey Country President. “We are proud with these wind turbines to provide energy for the most important petrochemistry plant in Turkey.”