Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 46.2 MW Amasya wind power project in Turkey. The project will consist of 14 V126-3.3 MW turbines, one of Vestas’ cutting-edge designs that allows for greater wind capture in low-wind, high turbulence sites.
The order was placed by Sehzade Enerji, which is fully owned by GNCR Holding and Eurowind Holdings. It comprises the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is planned for the first quarter of 2016, whilst turbine commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.
Upon completion, the Amasya wind power plant is expected to produce about 155,000 MWh annually, which corresponds to the annual residential electricity consumption of approximately 65,000 Turkish households.
“We are pleased to partner for the first time with Sehzade Enerji and to share with them our expertise and capabilities to successfully undertake this project. Turkey plans to expand its wind power capacity fivefold by 2023, so driving down the cost of energy is critical. Vestas’ cost-effective and innovative wind energy solutions are helping to reach that goal”, says President of Vestas Mediterranean, Marco Graziano.
Vestas has been present in Turkey since 1984 and has installed 846 MW of wind power capacity in the country, corresponding to approximately 23 percent of the total installed capacity of the country.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,200 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 18,200 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 68 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.