Vestas to Supply Turkey with V90-3.0 MW Turbines

Vestas has received a 90-megawatt (MW) order for 30 units of the V90-3.0 MW turbine for the Samli wind power plant in Turkey, scheduled to have an annual estimated power production of 256 gigawatt-hours (GWh).

The order, which is the third that Aksa Enerji has placed with Vestas, comprises supply and installation, as well as a two-year service and maintenance contract. “Turkey is a fast growing energy market, and a strong dependency on external energy sources (70 percent) is forcing Turkey to focus on new energy sources such as wind,” said Ebbe Funk, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S. This wind farm is to be installed in the area of Balikesir close to Bandirma. Vestas has already installed 10.8 MW at the Karakurt site in the Izmir region, and the Sabenova project consisting of 15 units of the V80-2.0 MW turbines will be installed during the first half of 2007. Delivery of the turbines will begin during the summer of 2007, and commissioning is expected to take place in the spring of 2008. “Turkey has a huge unexploited wind potential and we believe that wind energy could play a significant role in differentiating the energy mix and meeting the growing electricity demand in Turkey. This contract represents the largest wind power project in Turkey,” Funk added.

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