Borusan EnBW orders 10 Vestas V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for 33 MW wind farm in Turkey, finalising the 207 MW framework agreement with Vestas.
Vestas will supply 10 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the 33 MW Fuat RES wind power plant in Turkey. The order was placed by Borusan EnBW, the joint venture of German utility EnBW and the Turkish holding company Borusan. This order represents the fifth and the final order from the 207 MW framework agreement announced on 7 March 2014 between Vestas and Borusan EnBW.
The Fuat RES wind power plant will be installed in the city of Izmir on the west coast of Turkey. Delivery of the project is expected to occur in the final quarter of 2014 with commissioning in the second quarter of 2015. The 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).
Once completed, the wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of more than 112,000 MWh per year, saving the environment from over 51,500 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 185,000 people in Turkey.
“We have taken the decision to develop one of the largest onshore wind power plant portfolios in Europe. And to achieve our goal of being the leading wind generation company in Turkey, we have chosen Vestas, 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.
“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.”
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 German EnBW AG and the Turkish company Borusan Holding. The aim of the joint venture is to expand Turkey’s electricity generation capacity by 2,000 megawatts until 2020, 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.