Giant Dutch manufacturer Vestas has clinched an order for 33 megawatts of wind turbines for a wind project in Izmir, Turkey.
The order for the Fuat RES wind farm will consist of 10 wind turbines that have a power production capacity of 3.3 MW each. The plant is part of a project developed by Borusan EnBW Enerji, a joint venture between German utility EnBW and Turkey-based holding company Borusan. 10 V112-3.3 MW turbines will be used:
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. Operations will follow this. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a patent VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a five-year full-scope service agreement.
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. It will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 185,000 people in Turkey.
Mehmet Acarla, General Manager of Borusan EnBW Enerji (pictured below) commented:
“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.”
Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean (pictured below) said:
“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. Our goal is to secure the lowest cost of energy and best possible performance for our customers throughout the turbines’ lifetime.”
Vestas has a considerable history in Turkey. It has been operating there for the last three decades- in 1984 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 now has no fewer than three warehouses and service locations in the country.
Borusan EnBW intends to expand Turkey’s electricity generation capacity by 2,000MW by 2020, primarily in the renewable energy sector, including wind.