Istanbul will house Turkey’s largest windpower plant, which will have an annual generation capacity of 770,800MWh.
Equipped with 88 wind turbines, the power plant, to be called as Istanbul Wind Power Plant, will generate sufficient energy to meet the power requirements of 280,000 homes.
Sixty four of the wind turbines to be installed at the plant will be of 2MW capacity, while the rest 24 will produce 3MW each, adding up to 200MW of renewable power.
To be built in the in the Çatalca district of the Turkish city, the construction for the project is expected to cost $558m.
Universal Wind Energy, the developer for the project, will import the wind turbines, reports Turkish news daily, Daily Sabah.
Pits that are 100m-long and 3m-deep will be dug for the turbines, which will be erected with cranes after the steel and concrete work is completed at the site.
Earlier this month, German power equipment firm Nordex won a 45MW turbine delivery and installation order for a Turkish wind farm from Adali Holding.
Image: The Istanbul Windpower Plant will generate sufficient energy for 280,000 households. Photo: courtesy of koko-tewan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.