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Alstom turbines selected in 50MW deal to build Turkey wind farm

French power firm signs EUR 55m contract to supply turbines for Petkim Wind Farm in Turkey peninsula to start operation in 2015

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Alstom will supply 17 of its 3MW turbines for the wind farm which will be constructed in Turkey next year

French firm Alstom is to supply over 50MW of turbines to build a wind farm in Turkey. The power generation firm, headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France, has signed a contract worth over EUR 55m to supply its turbines to develop the Petkim Wind Farm, which will be constructed in Turkey's Izmir Aliaga peninsula.

Alstom will supply 17 of its 3MW ECO110 wind turbines, which totals 51MW for the wind farm, being developed by Petkim, a raw materials manufacturer in Turkey. The scope of the contract includes construction, supply and engineering works of the wind power plant to be built as a turnkey delivery project.

The 27MW (9 x 3MW) first phase of Petkim wind farm will be commissioned in 2015, and the 24MW (8 x 3MW) second phase will be commissioned in 2016. In addition, Alstom will provide operation and maintenance for the wind power plant for 15 years. When the wind power plant will be completed, it will be possible to generate approximately 200GWh energy.

Turkish energy firm SOCAR, which will operate the wind farm, said the project is an important part of the company’s investment plans in the growth Market.  

SOCAR Turkey president Kenan Yavuz, said: “Petkim wind farm represents an important ring of our long term investment plans. This project will allow SOCAR Turkey to relieve significantly the energy need. We are very pleased to choose Alstom and benefit from its recognised expertise in the field of tunrkey projects”.

Sadettin Korkut, general manager of Petkim, said: “We are preparing for the future by diversifying our energy resources. We make environmental friendly investments to ensure sustainability. Upon commissioning of the first phase of Petkim wind farm, the energy generation capacity of the company will increase by 10 per cent.”

Adil Tekin, Alstom Turkey country president, added: “ECO 110 turbines perfectly fit with the wind speed in the Petkim wind farm, so we will be able to get the maximum efficiency. We are proud with these wind turbines to provide energy for the most important petrochemistry plant in Turkey.”

Other Western power generation firms developing wind power projects in Turkey include Siemens. The German firm won a 165MW order to build three wind power projects in Turkey with its direct drive wind turbines in October 2013.