Asset Management, Project Development, Wind Power

Vestas Signs Contract for 33 MW in Turkey

Vestas has received an order for 33 megawatts of wind turbines for the Mersin project in Turkey. The order calls for the delivery, transportation and installation of 11 units of the company’s V90-3.0 MW wind turbine, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system, as well as a five-year service and availability agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2009 and the project is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2010.

The project will be located in the Mersin province, in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast between Antalya and Adana and will have an estimated annual production of approximately 95 gigawatt-hours.

The order has been placed by the Turkish company Akdeniz Elektrik Üretim A.?., a subsidiary of the Agaoglu Group, which is one of Turkey’s largest group of companies working in the areas of construction, tourism, service and energy.

“We are very satisfied to have been selected as the supplier of Akdeniz Elektrik Üretim A.?.’s first wind project in Turkey, and we look forward to a long-lasting collaboration between our two companies,” said Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean.

The Vestas Turkey office was officially established in January 2008. The office handles sales, project management and service activities in the country. As per 31 December 2008, Vestas has installed 70 turbines in Turkey corresponding to a capacity of around 170 MW.