GE wins 138MW Turkish wind farm deal


A 138 MW windfarm in Turkey is to be powered by 27 turbines from GE Renewable Energy.

The Saros windfarm will be operated by Turkish energy company Borusan EnBW Enerji which is investing $190m in the project.

Borusan EnBW Enerji general manager Mehmet Acarla said: “We are determined to realize our vision of harnessing the renewable energy resources of our country and becoming the industry leader in wind energy.”

Borusan EnBW Enerji was founded in 2009 to focus on the Turkish market in partnership with German energy company EnBW Energie Baden Württemberg. It has 495 MW of installed power across 11 renewable power plants in cities throughout Turkey.

The 27 turbines will be GE’s largest model for the onshore market, the Cypress, and its blades will be manufactured in Turkey by GE Renewable Energy subsidiary LM Wind Power.

Manar Al-Moneef of GE Renewable Energy said: “Borusan EnBW Enerji is one of the biggest investors in wind energy in Turkey, and we are thrilled to be working together. GE is very proud to bring additional wind energy and to invest in localization and job creation to contribute to the development of renewable industry in Turkey.”

This story originally appeared on our sister-site, Power Engineering International.