Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 30 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for a project in Turkey. The order was placed by BAKI Elektrik Üretim Ltd., a company belonging to Aksa Enerji, and comprises supply and installation as well as a two year service and maintenance contract.
Ebbe Funk, president of Vestas Mediterranean says Turkey is a fast growing energy market with a strong dependency on external energy supplies, which is forcing Turkey to focus on alternative forms of energy. "Turkey has a huge unexploited wind potential and we believe that wind energy could play a significant role in differentiating the energy mix and meeting the growing electricity demand in Turkey."
Delivery of the turbines will commence this summer, and commissioning is planned for spring 2008. The wind power plant will have an estimated annual power production of 256 GWh, saving the environment approx. 140,000 tons of CO2 per year.
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,900 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2005, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 26.7 bn (USD 4.3 bn), and sold wind turbines with a total power of 3,185 MW worldwide. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.