USTDA Grant Supports Turkish Wind Power Project

A feasibility study on a wind power project at Soma in southwestern Turkey has been funded by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) with a grant of $245,780 to Bilgin Elektrik. It will promote renewable energy sources in Turkey and help meet the country’s anticipated future demand for electricity.

The construction of the Soma wind farm project is planned to take place in three 30 MW phases, each with twenty 1.5 MW wind turbines. In addition to bringing clean, renewable energy to the region and serving more than 30,000 households, the project is anticipated to create more than 1000 jobs. The project will improve the overall energy infrastructure in the region and provide additional power for industrial development. The construction of new access roads is also expected, as well as the reconstruction of some existing ones. Interested U.S. firms should submit proposals according to the instructions contained in the Federal Business Opportunities announcement online. Bilgin Elektrik will select the US contractor that will provide the technical assistance.

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