GE and UK Export Finance (UKEF) have reached an agreement to finance Kalyon Enerji’s 1.35GW Karapinar solar project in the Konya Karapinar province in central Turkey.

The solar power plant is the country’s largest solar facility, approximately 11km long and 3km wide, equivalent to over 4,600 football pitches, GE said.

GE Energy Financial Services worked with UKEF, who are set to guarantee a $291m buyer credit facility, subject to a financial close.

“GE is proud to be partnering with UKEF again to deliver one of Turkey’s most significant renewable projects and GE’s first FLEXINVERTER solar power station technology outside the US,” said Guto Davies, global public leader at GE Energy Financial Services.