Nordex continues to strengthen its position in Turkey: Enerjisa Üretim, Turkey’s largest independent power plant operator, has commissioned the Nordex Group to supply and install twelve N163 / 5.X wind turbines for the 68.4 MW Erciyes wind farm. The contract also includes a Premium Service contract for the maintenance and service of the wind turbines for a period of 20 years. It is the first order from the Nordex Group in Turkey for a wind farm with turbines of the 5 MW class.
The site for the Erciyes project is located in Kayseri province in the Central Anatolia region. Here, the Nordex Group will install the Delta4000 series turbines in the 5.7 MW operating mode on 118 meter tubular steel towers and equip them in the cold climate version. Installation is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022, and commissioning is scheduled for the end of the same year.
Enerjisa Üretim is the joint venture of Sabanc? Holding from Turkey and E.on from Germany. Enerjisa Üretim has an installed capacity of 3,607 MW in Turkey, where 1,574 MW of this portfolio is renewable, including 212 MW of wind energy. The Erciyes project is the initial step of Enerjisa Üretim’s new renewable growth strategy and will be followed by the projects won in the YEKA 2 tender (second zone of renewable energy resources) for a volume of 500 MW.
“We are very pleased that Enerjisa Üretim has opted for our 5MW technology for the Erciyes project. This order further strengthens our leadership position in the Turkish market. Our technical solutions are once again contributing to the sustainable development of the country ”, says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.
Since entering the market in 2008, Nordex Group has installed more than 3.0 GW in Turkey. According to the latest semi-annual report from the Turkish Wind Energy Association, this makes the Nordex Group the undisputed market leader in the country, with a market share of 28.55 percent. Recently, in August 2021, the Turkish subsidiary installed its 1000th turbine in this country in Istanbul.
The Group has installed more than 37 GW of wind power capacity in more than 40 markets and in 2020 generated revenues of EUR 4.6 billion. The company currently employs a staff of approx. 8,500. Joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico. The product portfolio focuses on class 4 to 6.X MW onshore wind turbines, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.