Vestas receives 158 MW wind energy order for three wind power projects in Turkey

Vestas has received an order of 158.4 MW from Borusan EnBW for V112-3.3 MW turbines in Turkey.

As part of the 207 MW framework agreement announced on 7 March 2014 between Vestas and the joint venture of German utility EnBW and the Turkish holding company Borusan, Vestas will supply 48 V112-3.3 MW turbines for three wind power plants in Turkey.

The Mut, Harmanl?k and Koru RES wind power plants will be installed across three different regions near the cities of Mersin, Bursa and Çanakkale, respectively. Delivery of all three projects is expected to occur in the final quarter of 2014 with commissioning in the second quarter of 2015.

Mehmet Acarla, General Manager of Borusan EnBW Enerji states: “We have taken the decision to realise one of the largest onshore wind farm portfolios in Europe. To achieve our goal, 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 to installing across the country.”

Being chosen as the turbine supplier and service provider for EnBW and Borusan proves that our products and services have earned the trust of our partners during the last 30 years,” comments Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean. “Our goal is to secure the lowest cost of energy and best possible performance for our customers throughout the turbines’ lifetime.”

Together, the three contracts amount to 158.4 MW and include 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).

Once completed, the three wind power plants will have a total estimated annual production of more than 500,000 MWh per year, saving the environment from over 230,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 830,000 people in Turkey.

Vestas has been operating in Turkey since 1984 when it installed the country’s first wind turbine. Since then, Vestas has delivered 664 MW of wind power capacity to Turkey. 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.

Headquartered in Istanbul, Borusan EnBW Enerji was founded in the summer of 2009 as a joint venture between EnBW and the Turkish company Borusan. 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.

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 16,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 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.