Greentech Lead Europe: GE announced it will provide
43 wind turbines to Turkish energy developer Fina
Enerji for four new projects in western Turkey.
GE will supply nine 1.6-100 wind turbines for
the Kizilcaterzi Wind Farm, 10, 1.6-100 machines for the Karadere Wind Farm,
14, 2.75-100 wind turbines for the Sadilli Wind Farm and
10, 2.75-100 machines for the Salman Wind Farm.
All four wind farms will contribute to Turkey’s energy
independence while supporting the country’s investment in domestic renewable
The four Fina Enerji projects will add 97 megawatts of
capacity to the country’s electricity grid, enough clean energy to power 27,000
“Using such machines with advanced technology will not
only improve the capacity factors and capital productivities but also help to
decrease our nation’s dependency on foreign sources of energy,” said Sancar
Saracoglu, executive committee member of Fina Enerji.
“As these new projects demonstrate, our latest wind
turbine technology continues to play a significant role in the development of
wind power in Turkey and throughout the region,” said Vic Abate, vice president
of GE’s renewable energy business. “We are pleased to work with Fina Enerji to
help bring clean, domestic electricity to Turkey.”
The Turkish government plans to increase the country’s
wind energy production to 20,000 megawatts by the year 2023. Turkey has one of
the most favorable locations in the region for wind energy, with a potential
wind power capacity of 48,000 megawatts. Much of that potential remains
untapped, as the country’s existing wind farms produce about 1,800 megawatts.