With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 39/2014 of 31 October 2014, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 20 V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Suloglu wind power plant in Edirne, in western Turkey, for a total capacity of 66 MW.
(WK-intern) – The order was placed by Steag GmbH, one of Germany’s largest electricity producers.
The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines. The contract also includes a 10-year full-scope AOM 4000 (Active Output Management) service and availability agreement to maximize the wind turbines’ performance and bolster the customer’s business case certainty.
With its structural shell blades and a hub height of 117 meters, the V126-3.3MW is specifically designed to capture the full potential of low-wind sites. This is the first project in Turkey to utilize the V126-3.3 MW turbine and the fourth order Vestas has announced this year in Turkey.
The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered during the second quarter of 2015, with the power plant expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2015. Once completed, the Suloglu wind power plant will have a total estimated annual production of approximately 234,000 MWh, which will save the environment from over 107,600 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. It will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 40,000 people in Turkey.
According to Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean, “This project strengthens our position in Turkey and confirms our forward momentum in one of Vestas’ key markets. The Suloglu wind power plant marks another important milestone in Turkey’s developing wind energy market as well as our strong partnership with Steag GmbH.”