Three contracts for the installation of N117/2400 and the N117/3000 turbines in Turkey, totalling 64.2 MW, were awarded to Germany’s Nordex.
According to its press release, the company will be supplying seven N117/3000 Generation Delta turbines for the Ödemiş wind farm to the new customer Erdem Holding. This order also includes a premium-service contract for a minimum period of five years. The facility is located southeast of Izmir, close to the Aegean coast of Turkey. Hub height is 91 metres. The rotor blades, towers and anchor cages will be produced in Turkey. Under the Turkish feed-in legislation, this will enable Erdem Holding to claim a higher feed-in tariff for the project. Ödemiş is the first wind farm project executed by Erdem Holding, a group active in telecommunications, construction, natural gas distribution, production and recycling, which is now diversifying into energy production and renewable energies.
In order to expand the 30 MW Edincik wind farm to 56.4 MW, Nordex’s regular customer Edincik Enerji ordered eleven N117/2400 turbines designed for light wind sites. With the expansion of the wind farm located on the southern coast of the Marmara Sea, Edincik Enerji is executing its second project with Nordex. Back in 2010 and 2012, the customer had ordered Nordex turbines for wind farms in the same region. The contract includes a Nordex premium service agreement for six years, the press release said.
The third new signed contract is for the extension of Bursa Temiz Enerji’s 25 MW Bandirma 3 wind farm. Seven N117/2400 turbines will expand the facility close to the port city of Bandirma in the Marmara Region to 41.8 MW. Extension of Bandirma 3 is the second wind farm project from Bursa Temiz Enerji with Nordex.
In June, Nordex announced it will install 19 Generation Gamma turbines N117/2400 for its new customer Are Elektrik in the wind farm of Kurtkayası. For Are Elektrik this is the first wind energy project. Since its foundation in 2009 the company has concentrated on hydropower plants. Kurtkayası is located in the province of Kayseri in central Anatolia, near the city of Yayhalı. With average wind speeds of around 6.9 metres per second and planned tower height of 91 metres, turbines are expected to generate 148,000 MWh a year, corresponding to a capacity factor of more than 37%, the company said. Thus, the wind farm will provide energy for about 42,000 households.
Also in central Anatolia, Nordex is installing another 22 turbines for wind farm Yayhalı. An additional new project is for customer Suay Enerji Nordex is installing wind farm Akbük on the Aegean coast, utilizing four N117/2400 turbines, due to the prevailing average wind speeds of 6.6 metres per second.