EDF Energies Nouvelles completes third phase expansion of Soma wind farm in Turkey

12 July 2015 (Last Updated July 12th, 2015 18:30)

EDF Energies Nouvelles, the green energy unit under French power utility EDF, has completed the 100MW expansion of the Soma wind farm in Turkey, raising its capacity to 240MW.

EDF Energies Nouvelles, the green energy unit under French power utility EDF, has completed the 100MW expansion of the Soma wind farm in Turkey, raising its capacity to 240MW.

The wind project is being developed and operated by Polat Energy, a joint venture company Polat Holding, which is owned by the Turkish sports club Galatasaray SK former president Adnan Polat and EDF Energies Nouvelles.

EDF Energies Nouvelles owns a 45% interest in Polat Energy.

This marks completion of the third phase development for the onshore wind project, which is located in the Soma district of Manisa Province in west Turkey.

"Phase three of the Soma project is equipped with 50 wind turbines manufactured by Germany based Enercon."

Soma-1 and Soma-2 with installed capacities of 79MW and 61MW had been commissioned in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

Phase three of the Soma project is equipped with 50 wind turbines manufactured by Germany based Enercon. Each of the installed turbines is capable of producing 2MW of renewable energy.

The project is the largest for the French green energy giant EDF Energies Nouvelles in Turkey to date.

At present, the firm operates eight wind facilities in the country, totalling 613MW.