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GE to supply turbines for 410MW of wind projects in Turkey

CTBR Staff Writer Published 13 March 2018

GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Fina Enerji to supply its 3.8-130 wind turbines for 410MW of wind projects in Turkey.

As per the agreement, GE will also be responsible for related services and long-term services for the projects.

The turbines could be supplied to eight wind farms that are expected to begin commercial production either next year or in 2020. 

The wind farms, which will be located across different regions in the country, are expected to significantly contribute to the country’s goal of producing 20GW in wind power and generate 30% of its energy from renewable sources by 2023.

Fina Enerji board chairman Murat Özyegin said: "We are proud to sign this agreement, which we believe will make a major contribution to the achievement of our country's renewable energy goals. By expanding our goals day by day, we have been continuing our investments at full speed since 2007.

“Our installed base in wind power will be reaching from 336MW up to 761MW in two years through the agreement we signed in 2017 and the agreement we signed today. We are particularly pleased to continue our journey with GE, our long-time business partner, who is extending its contribution to local production."

GE stated that its 3.8-130 wind turbines feature a 130m rotor, which are claimed to offer latest enhancements in load management controls, low acoustic emissions, and efficient electrical power conversion. 

Last year, GE signed a supply agreement with Fina Enerji for its Kizilcaterzi Wind Project. The two companies also broadened their cooperation by entering into a comprehensive 10-year full-service agreement (FSA), complemented by a 2-year trial of GE's Predix-powered Digital Wind Farm solutions for Fina Enerji's existing wind farms.

As part of the FSA, GE Renewable Energy was to implement GE’s Digital Wind Farm comprehensive hardware and software solutions designed to increase the operational efficiency of nine wind farms in Turkey.

Image: GE and Fina Enerji officials at the signing ceremony. Photo: Courtesy of General Electric.