Vestas to deliver 20 turbines for wind power project in Turkey

2 November 2014 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2014 18:30)

Danish wind manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 20 wind turbines from Steag for the Suloglu wind power plant in Edirne, Western Turkey.

Danish wind manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 20 wind turbines from Steag for the Suloglu wind power plant in Edirne, Western Turkey.

Under the deal, Vestas will be responsible for the supply, installation, and commissioning of the V126-3.3MW turbines at the facility, for a total capacity of 66MW.

The V126-3.3MW wind turbine model from the Vestas features structural shell blades and has a hub height of 117m, making them suitablefor the low-wind sites. Vestas is likely to deliver the turbines during the second quarter of 2015.

Expected to be operational by the end of 2015, the Suloglu facility will produce around 234,000MWh of wind power annually, enough for over 40,000 Turkish residents.

"This project strengthens our position in Turkey and confirms our forward momentum in one of Vestas' key markets."

In addition to the turbine deliveries, the deal also includes a ten-year full-scope AOM 4000 (Active Output Management) service and availability agreement to maximise the wind turbines' performance and bolster the customer's business case certainty.

Vestas Mediterranean president Marco Graziano said: "This project strengthens our position in Turkey and confirms our forward momentum in one of Vestas' key markets.

"The Suloglu wind power plant marks another important milestone in Turkey's developing wind energy market, as well as our strong partnership with Steag GmbH."

This is fourth order for Vestas this year from Turkey, but the first one for its V126-3.3 MW turbine models, the company said in a statement.

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