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Wind Turbines from World’s Number One Manufacturer to Power Turkish Wind Farm

Vestas, the world’s number one wind turbine manufacturer will be supplying Turkish company Galata Wind Energy Limited with wind turbines that will be producing 93 megawatts of wind power.


The wind farm will be situated at the Bandirma province in Northwestern Turkey.  Danish Vestas Wind Systems A/S will be in charge of supplying and building 31 units of its V90 wind turbines and will also manage its wind energy management platform.  Each of the wind turbines has a 3 megawatt capacity.

Vestas has also agreed to provide service for the wind farm for 10 years.

The wind farm project –which will be completed by mid-2011–, will be getting its wind turbines from Vestas in the fourth quarter of the year.

The Turkish wind power plant will be generating at least 333,000 megawatt-hours per year, which translates to the reduction of close to 160,000 tons of carbon dioxide.  The electricity is expected to power 52,250 homes in Turkey.

Vestas Mediterranean president Juan Araluce says Vestas is happy to be working with the Aaolu Group for the second time.  The two companies had just finished a 33-megawatt project situated at a Mersin province in southern Turkey.

Vestas first wind turbine was built in Turkey in 1984.  Its first office, on the other hand, was established in Istanbul in January 2008.  The office had been a center for all construction, service operations, and sale transactions in Turkey and the Middle East.

Vestas’ total installed capacity of wind power in Turkey is 280 mega-watt, generated by 107 wind turbines.

Araluce adds Vestas is prepared to help in the growth of the wind energy market in Turkey, at the same time noting that with the right long-regulatory framework to back up the renewable energy industry, Turkey is poised to achieve its renewable energy targets.

Turkey has a target of generating 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy resources by 2023.  Turkey aspires 20,000 megawatt of this to come from wind power.

Galata Wind Energy Limited is a subsidiary of the Aaolu Group, one of Turkey’s biggest groups of companies which is involved in the construction, tourism, service and energy industries.  Galata Wind Energy has three wind energy generation projects with an annual capacity of 203 megawatts in Bal1kesir province.  According to their website, Aaolu Group ‘s priorities include developing environmentally friendly projects by utilizing natural resources, keeping the costs down by employing state of the art & efficient technologiesArticle Search, and tapping domestic resources as much as possible.

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Ashly Sun is a seasoned writer, having travelled around the world, largely putting all her experiences and the sights and sounds she has come across to paper.  She now writes extensively about topics related to green news, mostly on renewable energy, but also on a variety of related topics as well.  When not travelling around the world, she is based in Central Hong Kong, taking in the myriad colours, flavours, and scents of the melting pot that Hong Kong is known for.

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