German wind turbine maker Enercon GmbH said on Monday it will deliver 1 GW of turbines for a project in Turkey it was awarded in the country’s Renewable Energy Resources Zone (YEKA) tender programme.
The German manufacturer has been chosen as a technology supplier for the YEKA RES 2 scheme in which it is partnering with Enerjisa Uretim, a joint venture of German energy major E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) and Turkey’s Sabanci Holding (IST:SAHOL). The specific project comprises 500 MW of capacity secured by Enercon and 500 MW by its Turkish partner, which has the role of investor and operator.
“As a result of project development studies carried out over the past three years and intensive negotiations between both companies, Enercon and Enerjisa Uretim decided to join forces and implement the YEKA RES 2 project together,” the companies announced.
Under the arrangement, Enercon and its Turkish partner will jointly install 240 units of the E-138, EP3 and E2 turbine generators. The hardware will be delivered within the next four years.
“This turbine supply agreement also underlines the significance Türkiye has for us on a global level, as a target market for generation and for our supply chain. The country will remain one of our core markets in the future too,” said Ulrich Schulze Sudhoff, chief commercial officer at Enercon.
The YEKA RES 2 complex will consist of four 250-MW wind farms, to be built in Canakkale, Balikesir, Aydin and Mugla. The project was awarded in 2019 and will be executed as part of Turkey’s YEKA tender programme, which was launched in 2017 and is targeting to award 2.85 GW of capacity.
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