Turkey's two largest wind power plants to date have been brought into service, both using Vestas 3 MW turbines. The first is the 60 MW Catalca project, near Istanbul. It was developed by Ertürk Elektrik Üretim, owned by local owner-operator Sanko Holdings, and is Sanko's first wind power installation. The second, which is being commissioned this month, is at Samli in the Baleksir-Bandirma region, south of the Sea of Mamara. The 90 MW plant is owned and operated by BAKI Electrik Üretim Ltd, a subsidiary of another local owner-producer, Aksa Enerji. Aksa is currently negotiating with turbine manufacturers for a 24 MW extension to the plant. It has over 300 MW in the pipeline and applied for over 1000 MW in the latest application round.
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