Vestas remains the sole provider of wind turbines to the Tefirom Group, who operates in the construction, energy, transport, logistics and education sectors in Turkey and with the extension will have 65 MW of wind power capacity.
Tefirom Group has signed an agreement for the extension of the Bakras wind power plant using 7 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines. Vestas remains the sole provider of wind turbines to the Tefirom Group, who operates in the construction, energy, transport, logistics and education sectors in Turkey and with the extension will have 65 MW of wind power capacity.
Built in 2010, the existing Bakras wind power plant currently consists of 5 V90-3.0 MW turbines.
The wind turbines for the extension are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2014, and to be commissioned by the second quarter of 2014.
The 23 MW contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a five-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000).
The complete Bakras wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of more than 120 GWh per year, which will save the environment from over 55,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 200,000 people in Turkey.
“It comes very natural to develop our business with a supplier that has the same views of a successful wind project as we do: Vestas, like Tefirom Group, combines latest technology developments with its solid experience in construction, engineering, contracting and project management fields,” states Tevfik Öz, President of Board of Directors of Tefirom Group who concludes “We look forward to the installation of our first V112-3.3 MW wind turbines integrating our Vestas installed capacity. Based on our long-lasting relationship with Vestas, we are extremely confident that the projects will be successfully commissioned.”
Olcayto Yigit, General Manager, Vestas Turkey, comments: “Having provided 100 per cent of the Tefirom Group’s wind capacity gives us pride and confidence in our organisation as well as in our products. We will continue to work closely with our customers throughout their value chain to understand their needs and meet their long-term requirements.”
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Today, Vestas (vestas.com) has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 16,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 63 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 58 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
About Vestas in Turkey
Vestas has been operating in Turkey since 1984 when installing its first turbine in the country. Since then, Vestas has delivered over 600 MW of wind power capacity to the region. In January 2008, Vestas established an office in Istanbul and operates three warehouse and service locations in the country. Vestas has developed a top-class local value chain in Turkey contributing to local jobs and local competencies and contributing to the development of a strong network of local suppliers which can deliver components, products, spare parts and services.
About Tefirom Group
The Tefirom Group’s activities range from construction to water treatment, energy production, international transport, logistics and education. The Tefirom Group manages its activities in these areas through twelve established companies and five companies currently being established in different countries.