Vestas expands its presence in Turkey with an 83 MW order from Bak Enerji Uretimi A.?. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the Yahyali wind project in Turkey. The 83 MW order for 25 units of the V126-3.3 MW wind turbine has been placed by Bak Enerji Uretimi A.?.
The order comprises the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is planned for the first quarter of 2016, whilst commissioning of the wind turbines is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
The V126-3.3 MW model is one of Vestas’ best performing wind turbines on low-wind sites. Its 126-meter rotor and cutting-edge structural shell blades enable greater wind capture, which in turn produces more energy. Upon completion, the Yahyali wind farm is expected to produce about 303,000 MWh annually, which corresponds to the residential electricity consumption of approximately 182,000 people in Turkey.
“Turkey’s power demand has significantly increased due to rapid economic growth and a larger population, so the Turkish wind energy sector is expected to become one of the largest wind power markets in the world. Vestas is strongly committed to this market and we are pleased to contribute with our technologies and expertise to drive down the cost of energy in Turkey”, says President of Vestas Mediterranean, Marco Graziano.
Vestas has been present in Turkey since 1984 and has installed 846 MW of wind power capacity in the country. Vestas has erected wind farms in Istanbul, Bal?kesir, Manisa, Çanakkale, ?zmir, Afyonkarahisar, Hatay, Mersin, Kayseri, Sivas and Ayd?n.