Published On: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017

Turkey’s largest combined wind power plants to be built by Turkish-German consortium

The second of the Renewable Energy Resources Region (YEKA) tenders in Turkey took place on August 3rd, 2017. At an auction held by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy-Turkerler Energy-Kalyon Construction consortium turned out to be winners for the 1 GW wind energy project. The winning bid for the consortium was USD 3.48/kWh.

The Minister of “Energy and Natural Resources”, stressed that the tender would open a new era in renewable technologies in Turkey and break a new world record in wind prices. The minister also said “The broad participation of the world’s leading companies has confirmed their confidence in our economy and energy markets”.

Siemens Gamesa-Türkerler-Kalyon’s Turkish-German consortium which won the tender is expected to invest over USD $ 1 billion in the project. Siemens, a German business giant has been operating in Turkey for 160 years and experts hope the result of the tender will contribute to the tense relations between Germany and Turkey, in a positive manner. It goes without saying this is also a favorable situation for German companies investing $ 9 billion over the past 15 years.

The winning consortium will build a wind turbine factory with an investment cost of $ 100 million. This plant will produce 450 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 MW. The consortium will construct wind farms in five different regions (Kayseri-Niğde, Sivas, Edirne-Kırklareli-Tekirdag, Ankara-Çankırı-Kırıkkale and Bilecik-Kütahya-Eskişehir) 65 of which are at least 50 MW.

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