Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines for Sahres Project in Turkey
Vestas Wind Systems has received an order from Galata Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Agaoglu, for the Sahres project in Turkey consisting of 31 units of the V90-3MW wind turbine. The order comprises delivery, transportation and installation of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system, as well as a ten-year service and availability agreement.
Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2010. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2011 and will be located in the Bandirma province in the north-western part of Turkey.
The power plant is expected to produce approximately 333,000MWh of power per year, saving the environment from approximately 160,000 tons of CO2 on an annual basis.
Juan Araluce, president of Vestas Mediterranean, said: "We are very pleased with this contract, and we look forward to continuing working closely together with the Agaoglu Group with whom we have recently finalized the completion of the 33MW Mersin project located in the Mersin province in southern Turkey.
"Provided that that the Turkish government will offer the support needed to the wind industry through a long-term regulatory framework, Turkey has the possibility to achieve the country's goals for 2023. Being the world leader in wind technology, Vestas is fully committed to support the expansion of the wind energy market in Turkey."
(energy-business-review.com Apr. 2010)