Vestas in 207MW Turkey agreement

A joint-venture between German utility EnBW and Turkish holding company Borusan has signed a framework agreement with turbine maker Vestas over an onshore wind portfolio with a total capacity of 207MW to be developed successively across five locations in Turkey.

EnBW says it is its biggest onshore wind development order so far, as well as the largest in the Turkish wind market ever.

Borusan EnBW Enerji plans to erect  Vestas’ V112 turbines that have a 3MW capacity each, a tower height of 84 metres and a rotor diameter of 112 metres.

Construction on the first project, a 27MW expansion of the Bandirma wind park in northwestern Turkey, is slated to start as soon as possible, EnBW says.

“Our activity in Turkey is an important part of our company strategy and is based on our long-term strategic view of the Turkish energy market, considering the need for generation capacities and technologies, particularly through the expansion of renewables,” says EnBW chief executive Frank Mastiaux.

After Bandirma, the JV plans to develop 50MW wind projects each at Canakkale, Mersin and Bursa, and a 30MW project at Izmir.

Borusan EnBW Energji was set up in 2009 with the purpose of building 2GW of energy generation capacity across Turkey, most of it renewables.