Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 46.2 MW Amasya wind power project in Turkey. The project will consist of 14 V126-3.3 MW turbines, one of Vestas’ cutting-edge designs that allows for greater wind capture in low-wind, high turbulence sites.
The order was placed by Sehzade Enerji, which is fully owned by GNCR Holding and Eurowind Holdings. It comprises the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is planned for the first quarter of 2016, whilst turbine commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.
Upon completion, the Amasya wind power plant is expected to produce about 155,000 MWh annually, which corresponds to the annual residential electricity consumption of approximately 65,000 Turkish households.
“We are pleased to partner for the first time with Sehzade Enerji and to share with them our expertise and capabilities to successfully undertake this project. Turkey plans to expand its wind power capacity fivefold by 2023, so driving down the cost of energy is critical. Vestas’ cost-effective and innovative wind energy solutions are helping to reach that goal”, 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, corresponding to approximately 23 percent of the total installed capacity of the country.