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GE to power wind farms in Turkey

Posted on 10 Aug 2019 and read 1085 times
GE to power wind farms in TurkeyGE Renewable Energy has been selected by Türkerler and RT Enerji to supply equipment for onshore wind farms in Turkey.

Forty-nine of GE’s 3MW onshore wind turbines will be installed in Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya and Istanbul; with a total capacity of 158MW, they will provide sufficient energy to power 183,000 homes.

The contract also includes a 10-year service agreement.

RT Enerji and Türkerler said: “GE, RT Enerji and Türkerler have built a strong relationship, and we are very happy to be working together again.

"We have been heavily engaged in helping Turkey work toward its sustainable energy targets, and these wind farms are yet another step in the right direction.

Turkey is ranked among the richest countries in the world in terms of the renewable energy resources.”

As a part of the agreement, LM Wind Power (a GE Renewable Energy business) will produce the 147 blades for the wind turbines at the Bergama site in Izmir, where GE has more than 450 employees.

The site, which began operations in July 2017, became the 15th LM Wind Power factory — and the first opened after the company became a GE Renewable Energy business. Towers and generators will also be produced in Turkey.

Manar al-Moneef, GE Renewable Energy’s onshore-wind regional leader for MENAT (www.ge.com/renewableenergy), said: “GE has been one of the early investors in Turkey, and it continues to create jobs and contribute to the development of high technology in the energy industry.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Türkerler and RT Enerji again. GE’s 3MW platform turbines are well suited to Turkey’s wind speeds and landscape; and with an installed base of more than 1,200 MW in the country, GE is proud to be bringing additional renewable-energy capacity to the region.”