Siemens wins 50MW order in Turkey

TURKEY: Siemens has won a 50MW order for a project to be built in eastern Turkey from Borusan EnBW Enerji, a joint venture consisting of German energy supplier EnBW and Borusan Holding.

The project will use Siemens 2.3MW turbine

The deal is for 22 SWT-2.3-108 2.3MW turbines to go to the Balabanli onshore wind power plant near the city of Tekirdag in the European part of the country. Siemens did not give a commissioning date for the project.

Speaking about the deal, Siemens Wind Power CEO Felix Ferlemann said: "The Turkish wind energy market is attractive for Siemens and we expect further growth in the future. The fourth wind power order from Turkey shows that we are not only doing well in the offshore sector, but that we are also successful in onshore wind energy."

This the second wind turbine order for projects in Turkey this week. On Monday, Vestas announced a 27MW contract to supply the first V112 3MW turbines to Turkey.

The order was placed by a joint venture comprising construction company the Zaf Group and utilities provider Tefirom. It is Zaf's first wind project.

The turbines will go to the Senbuk wind farm in Hatay, southern Turkey. Delivery is set for Q1 2013 with the aim to commission by Q2. The contract includes a 10-year service agreement.

According to Windpower Monthly's quarterly Windicator, Turkey has an installed capacity of 1.9GW with 107MW added over the past three months.