Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] REpower Systems AG has reached a deal with Turkish project developer Al Yel Elektrik, a subsidiary of Akuo Energy SAS, for the delivery of 44 wind turbines.
The REpower 3.XM series, which have a rated capacity of 3.37 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 80 meters, will be installed at the Geycek wind farm in Kirsehir province East of Ankara. This is the first time the company has supplied turbines to Turkey.
The turbines are expected to be delivered in summer 2011 and be commissioned in the subsequent months. REpower will be in charge of service and maintenance for the turbines over the first 12 years of operation. With 44 turbines and a total generating capacity of 148.28 MW, Geycek is REpower’s biggest wind farm in Europe to date. It is as well the largest project so far to be fitted with turbines of the 3.XM series.
“Turkey is a wind market with huge potential – experts are speaking of volumes of up to 20,000 MW – which has however barely been tapped so far. Turbines with a generating capacity of almost 1,000 MW are already in operation there. In addition, the Turkish Government has announced that it is going to revise the procedures for granting licenses and the remuneration system for renewable energies in 2010. We have outstanding products in the 3.XM series and are happy that customer confidence in the latest generation of turbines is being confirmed by larger and larger orders and projects,” said Per Hornung Pedersen, CEO of REpower Systems AG.