July 17 (Renewables Now) - The renewable energy arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has won a contract to supply turbines for five onshore wind projects in Turkey with a combined capacity of 158 MW.
More specifically, Turkeler and RT Enerji have contracted GE Renewable Energy to deliver 49 units of its 3-MW turbines for the Kirazli, Meryem, Sile, Pamukova and Mahmut Sevket projects, located in Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya and Istanbul. Together, the 49 turbines will be able to produce enough power to meet the annual consumption of about 183,000 households.
GE Renewable Energy also got a 10-year contract to service the five wind farms.
The company’s subsidiary LM Wind Power will manufacture the 147 blades for the purchased turbines at its Bergama site in Izmir. Towers and generators for the turbines will also be fabricated in Turkey.