GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind farms in Turkey.
With a total capacity of 193 MW, the wind power projects will provide renewable energy to the region, powering the equivalent of 195,000 homes and save up to 650,000 tons of CO2.
The 156 blades will be manufactured at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey.
GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Fina Enerji to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind farms in Turkey: Baglama, Tayakadin, Yalova and Pazarkoy. With a total capacity of 193 MW, the wind farms will produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent 195,000 homes, save about 650,000 tons of CO2 and support Turkey’s renewable energy target. The scope also includes a 10-year servicing agreement.
GE already has an installed base of 1.2 GW of wind energy in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines built in the country, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have built together.
Murat Özye?in, Chairman of the Board of Fiba Group, the owner of Fina Enerji, said: “We are excited for our new wind farm projects that will increase our installed capacity from 350 MW to 543 MW. Baglama Project will be the easternmost wind farm investment in Turkey and we are particularly proud to contribute to the economic development in this region. We are pleased to sustain our partnership with GE and to contribute to our country’s renewable energy targets.”
GE Renewable Energy will produce the wind turbine blades in its LM Wind Power’s Bergama site, Izmir, Turkey, where GE has more than 550 employees. Towers will also be produced in the country.
Manar Al-Moneef, President & CEO, Onshore Wind, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, said: “GE has been one of the early investors in Turkey and continue commitment to create jobs and contribute to the development of high technology in the energy industry. We are delighted to be partnering with Fina Enerji Holding again and working on these exciting projects featuring GE’s high-tech 3 MW platform turbines, well suited to Turkey’s wind speeds and landscape.”