GE Renewable Energy Selected for 158 MW Wind Project in Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Türkerler and RT Enerji to supply equipment for the five onshore wind farms being developed in Turkey

GE Wind Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Türkerler and RT Enerji to supply equipment for the five Kirazli, Meryem, Sile, Pamukova and Mahmut Sevket onshore wind farms in Turkey.

As a part of the agreement, the company will supply 49 of its 3 MW onshore wind turbines to be installed in Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya and Istanbul in Turkey. With a total capacity of 158 MW, the project will provide renewable energy to the region, powering the equivalent of 183,000 homes. The scope also includes a 10-year servicing agreement.

RT Enerji and Türkerler said: “GE, RT Enerji and Türkerler have built a strong relationship, and we are very happy to be working together again. We have been heavily engaged in helping Turkey work toward its sustainable energy targets, and these wind farms are yet another step in the right direction. Turkey is ranked among the richest countries in the world in terms of renewable energy resources.

As a part of the agreement, LM Wind Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, will produce the 147 blades for the wind turbines at the Bergama site, Izmir, Turkey. The site, which began operations in July 2017, became the fifteenth LM Wind Power factory and the first opened after the company became a GE Renewable Energy business.

Manar al-Moneef, GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind regional leader for MENAT, said, “GE has been one of the early investors in Turkey and continues its commitment to create jobs and contribute to the development of high technology in the energy industry. We are delighted to be partnering with Türkerler and RT Enerji again and working on this exciting project. GE’s high-tech 3 MW platform turbines are well suited to Turkey’s wind speeds and landscape.”

Recently, we reported that GE was selected to provide 81 onshore wind turbines to power the 220 MW Potegowo Wind Project in Slupsk County, Northern Poland. 81 of GE’s 2MW onshore wind turbines will power the wind farm, which is divided into four sub-projects: Biecino, with five units already in the process of being installed; Karzcino and Wrzescie, with 13 units; Gluszynko, with 20 unit; and Malechowo, with 43 units.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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