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Enercon, Enerjisa win 1-GW onshore wind tender in Turkey

Enercon wind turbines. Image by: Enercon (www.enercon.de).

May 31 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Enercon GmbH and Turkish energy group Enerjisa have each secured 500 MW of capacity in Turkey’s latest wind tender, the country’s energy ministry announced.

The competitive process was launched in November 2018 and sought proposals for four large-scale projects, each with a capacity of 250 MW, in the provinces of Balikesir, Canakkale, Aydin and Mugla under the Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) programme. The proposals were capped at USD 0.055 (EUR 0.049) per kWh.

With bids of USD 0.04/kWh and USD 0.0353/kWh, Enercon secured projects in Mugla and Balikesir, respectively. Enerjisa, meanwhile, offered USD 0.0456/kWh for Ayudin and USD 0.0367/kWh for Canakkale. The companies will be awarded 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Nine local and global developers qualified for the final part of the tender on Thursday.

This is Turkey’s second solicitation for onshore wind capacity in line with a goal of deploying 20 GW of wind power generation capacity by 2023. Turkey’s first 1-GW wind tender, held in 2017, was won by a consortium including Siemens Gamesa and local companies Kalyon Enerji and Turkerler Holding with a bid of USD 0.0348 per kWh.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.898)

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