GE signs deal for up to 410 MW of wind projects in Turkey

Signing ceremony. Source: GE (www.genewsroom.com)

March 12 (Renewables Now) - General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) today signed a deal with Turkey's Fina Enerji to work on eight potential wind projects in Turkey that will deliver up to 410 MW of capacity by the end of 2020.

GE will supply its 3.8-130 wind turbines and will deliver long-term services for the projects, which will be located across the country and are planned to come on stream in the 2019-2020 period. The turbines need to meet local content requirements. GE's unit LM Wind Power last year started production at a blade factory in Izmir.

Following a contract in 2017 for the Kizilcaterzi wind project, Fina Enerji is set to expand its installed capacity by up to 425 MW by 2020 to 761 MW.

GE said today's agreement supports Turkey's target of 20 GW of wind power capacity and 30% renewable energy generation by 2023.

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