Enercon and Enerjisa Uretim, a joint venture of E.ON and Sabanci Holding, have signed an agreement to install 1GW of wind energy capacity at the YEKA RES II project in Turkey.

German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will supply wind energy converter (WEC) technology for the project, delivering 240 of its E-138 EP3 E2 WECs over the next four years.

Enercon CEO Dr Jürgen Zeschky said: “We are very pleased about the signing of this agreement. Our companies share the same commitment to renewable energies and the energy transition.

“Together, we will make a significant contribution to a reliable, crisis-proof, sustainable and affordable energy supply in Türkiye.

“We are looking forward to a long-term trustful partnership with Enerjisa Üretim.”

The wind farms will be developed in Çanakkale, Balıkesir, Aydın and Muğla, with each having 250MW of capacity.

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In the YEKA RES II tender held in 2019, Enercon and Enerjisa Üretim together secured 1GW of capacity, with each company having a share of 500MW.

The YEKA – Renewable Energy Resource Areas programme has a total capacity of more than 2.8GW and is said to be one of Turkey’s major renewable energy projects.

The project will help the country address the global climate crisis by developing domestic production in renewable energy technology, as well as increasing the share of clean energy resources in its electricity generation portfolio.

Enerjisa Üretim CEO İhsan Erbil Bayçöl said: “We are proud and happy to undertake a total wind energy investment of 1GW within the scope of the YEKA II tender.

“With this investment of $1.2bn, we will get closer to our ultimate wind power target of 1.5GW.

“With the accomplishment of the project, we will strengthen our position as the clean energy generating company with the highest installed capacity in Türkiye.”