Turkey's Borusan EnBW holds formal launch of 50.6 MW WPP
ISTANBUL (Turkey), September 12 (SeeNews) – Turkish renewable energy company Borusan EnBW, a 50/50 joint venture between German utility EnBW and Turkish holding company Borusan, has held an inauguration ceremony for a 50.6 megawatt (MW) wind farm in northwestern Turkey, EnBW said on Friday.
The Balabanli wind farm, which has been operational since July, consists of 22 turbines of 2.3 MW each and will generate around 150 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, enough to power some 43,000 households, EnBW said in a statement.
Borusan EnBW launched its first wind farm, the 60 MW Bandirma in western Turkey, in 2009. The company also has a 50 MW hydro power plant in operation in eastern Turkey.
In February, Borusan EnBW signed a contract with Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems for the supply and maintenance of 207 MW in wind turbines for four new wind farms and for the extension of the Bandirma wind farm. These five projects are under construction, EnBW said.
Borusan EnBW, founded in 2009, aims to build some 2,000 MW of renewable energy capacity in Turkey.