The company’s first wind project will be ready for turbine installation in the first quarter of 2014.
The 44 MW Kangal RES wind power plant will be installed in the Sivas province, Turkey. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind power plant, including an eight-year full scope availability agreement, AOM4000.
The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2014, and to be commissioned by the third quarter of the same year.
Olcayto Yigit, General Manager, Vestas Turkey, says: “This new order reflects the confidence in our proven products and established service organisation in the Turkish market and we are happy to partner with Kangal Elektrik Uretim A.S. for their very first wind project. We will secure cost-effective, efficient, and reliable wind power solutions, all supported by an experienced team of local specialists.”
The Kangal RES wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of 130,000 MWh per year, which will save the environment from around 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 217,000 people in Turkey.
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 has installed turbines 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 it installed its first turbine. 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 during the years, it also opened three warehouses and service locations in the country.
Vestas (vestas.com) 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.