Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Wind turbine company Nordex has announced that, starting in winter 2009, it will begin constructing the ‘Bergama’ wind farm comprising 36 of its N90/2500 turbines.
The development, for power station operator Bilgin Enerji, will be located in West Turkey close to the ancient city of the same name. The 36 wind turbines are being installed at heights of up to 650 meters, where high wind speeds averaging around 9 m/s prevail. With a projected annual energy yield of around 300 GWh, the project will be the largest Nordex wind farm in the country.
The Turkish company will be calling down the turbines under the terms of a master contract signed with Nordex in spring 2008 and providing for a total volume of 210 MW. It has additionally booked a premium service package.
Bergama is the second project on which Bilgin and Nordex are working together: The ‘Mazi III’ wind farm comprising nine N90/2500 turbines is currently being constructed on the peninsular of Çe?me. The “Bergama” wind farm
Nordex says it is planning to feed up to 200 MW of new power into Turkey’s national grid by the end of 2009.
“The establishment of a local company marked an important strategic step in our efforts to position ourselves in the emerging Turkish market. In this way, we can execute local projects more quickly and efficiently,” explains Carsten Pedersen, COO of Sales and Marketing at Nordex.