GE Renewable Energy to Supply Turbines for 193 MW Project in Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Fina Enerji to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind projects worth 193 MW in Turkey

GE Turbines Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Fina Enerji to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind projects in Turkey: Baglama, Tayakadin, Yalova and Pazarkoy. With a total capacity of 193 MW, the wind farms will produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent 195,000 homes, save about 650,000 tons of CO2 and support Turkey’s renewable energy target. The scope also includes a 10-year servicing agreement.

Murat Özyeğin, Chairman of the Board of Fiba Group, the owner of Fina Enerji, said “we are excited for our new wind farm projects that will increase our installed capacity from 350 MW to 543 MW. Baglama Project will be the easternmost wind farm investment in Turkey and we are particularly proud to contribute to the economic development in this region. We are pleased to sustain our partnership with GE and to contribute to our country’s renewable energy targets.”

GE Renewable Energy will produce the wind turbine blades in its LM Wind Power’s Bergama site, Izmir, Turkey, where GE has more than 550 employees. Towers will also be produced in the country.

Manar Al-Moneef, President & CEO, Onshore Wind, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, said “GE has been one of the early investors in Turkey and continues the commitment to create jobs and contribute to the development of high technology in the energy industry. We are delighted to be partnering with Fina Enerji Holding again and working on these exciting projects featuring GE’s high-tech 3 MW platform turbines, well suited to Turkey’s wind speeds and landscape.”

GE already has an installed base of 1.2 GW of wind energy in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines built in the country, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have built together.

In February, we had reported that the firm had received an order from the EDF-SITAC joint venture to supply and install 112 of its 2.7 MW wind turbines with a 132-meter rotor at the Sitac Kabini wind project in Gujarat, India. It was announced that the 112 units will be installed and commissioned over the next year and will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 1.3 million people in the country.

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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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