Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has received to supply turbines for two wind farms with a total capacity of 118MW in Turkey.
This is the first time that the company will be supplying its new 3.3MW turbine in the country. The two wind farms, Baglar and Ardicli will be located in the Turkish region of Konya.
The nacelles to be installed at the wind farms will be assembled at Siemens Gamesa’s factory in Ágreda (Soria, Spain), while the towers and blades shall be procured in Turkey, from local suppliers.
The turbine order has been placed by Sancak Enerji, a Turkish investor. For the first time, Siemens Gamesa will make the debut of its new product, the 3.3MW platform in Europe.
The newly acquired company by Siemens, claims that the new platform is optimised to generate maximum electricity across a wide range of sites.
The order includes Siemens Gamesa to supply 20 of its G132-3.3 MW turbines (66 MW) for the Baglar wind farm, while another 16 turbines, totaling 52MW of the same make and model will be supplied to the wind farm in Ardicli.
These wind turbines are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2018. Installation of the nacelles and wind blades and the commissioning of the wind farms will take place in 2019.
As per the order, Siemens Gamesa will also provide maintenance services for the wind farms for the next five years.
Siemens Gamesa claims that the new wind turbines have been designed to generate maximum output even at medium and medium-low wind speed sites. The turbines can be installed on towers of heights ranging between 84 to 134 metres to suit each region’s specific requirement and wind ranges.
Image: Siemens Gamesa to deliver 118MW turbines for two wind farms in Turkey. Photo: Courtesy of Jim Frech/ FreeImages.com.