GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Fina Enerji to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind farms in Turkey: Baglama, Tayakadin, Yalova and Pazarkoy.
The wind farms with a total capacity of 193 MW would generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 195.000 homes, save around 650.000 tons of CO2 and help Turkey’s renewable energy goal. A 10-year service agreement is also included.
GE already has a 1.2 GW wind power base installed in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines in the region, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have jointly developed.
“We are excited for our new wind farm projects that will increase our installed capacity from 350 MW to 543 MW. Baglama Project will be the easternmost wind farm investment in Turkey and we are particularly proud to contribute to the economic development in this region. We are pleased to sustain our partnership with GE and to contribute to our country’s renewable energy targets.“Murat Özyeğin, chairman of the board of Fiba Group, owner of Fina Enerji.
GE Renewable Energy will manufacture the wind turbine blades at its Bergama site at LM Wind Power, Izmir, Turkey, where GE employs more than 550 employees. Towers will also be produced in Turkey.
“GE has been one of the early investors in Turkey and continue commitment to create jobs and contribute to the development of high technology in the energy industry. We are delighted to be partnering with Fina Enerji Holding again and working on these exciting projects featuring GE’s high-tech 3 MW platform turbines, well suited to Turkey’s wind speeds and landscape.“Manar Al-Moneef, president & CEO, Onshore Wind, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey.