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Siemens wins onshore wind power contract in Western Turkey

CTBR Staff Writer Published 02 March 2016

Siemens has secured a contract from Esinti Enerji to install 54MW wind power plant in Western Turkey.

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The onshore wind farm will be developed at Kinik, 80 kilometers from city of Izmir near Turkey's western coast of Aegean sea.

This site has been chosen as it has better wind conditions due to exposed mountainous range and strong breezes from Aegean sea.

Siemens will install 17 direct drive wind turbines each with a capacity of 3.2MW.

Under the contract, Siemens will also be responsible for providing 10 year maintenance and servicing including advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics.

The wind turbines are to be installed in this summer and the scheduled commissioning will begin in autumn 2016.

Siemens will be installing SWT-3.2-108 wind turbines featuring direct-drive technology with efficient permanent magnet generator and 108 meter long rotors that offer high performance.

The company says that as these generators do not have gearing units, there will be less moving parts and hence increasing the efficiency.

The turbines will be installed on steel towers with hub height of 79.5 meters. The company says that these towers will be sourced locally to improve the local economy.

Apart from this, Siemens also emphasized that the construction, service and maintenance will also be sourced locally to increase local employment.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division Onshore, CEO, Thomas Richterich said: "With a fleet of around 100 wind turbines installed over the last six years, Turkey is becoming more and more important for Siemens."

"We are glad to collaborate with Esinti Enerji A.S., as Kinik has a high significance for the region - reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 100.000 tons per year and providing a large contribution to the local economy."


Image: Siemens Wind Turbines. Courtesy: Siemens Wind Power and Renewables