GE to supply 19 wind turbines for 60-MW BIGA RES wind farm in Turkey

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GE announced its deal to supply 19 3.2-103 wind turbines for the 60-MW BIGA RES wind farm located near Canakkale in northwestern Turkey.

The wind farm developed by ICDAS is the first in the world to install this category of wind turbines manufactured by GE.

GE did not share financial details of the wind turbine deal.

These turbines will be able to generate a strong power as the tip height obligation is met with the generally followed standards found in Europe.

Besides, the hub height of the turbine is fixed at 85 meter, with an aim to harness Turkey’s medium to strong wind conditions with low shear.

These GE 3.2-103 turbines use the power of the Industrial Internet, allowing the management of unpredictable wind for producing constant power flow.

In addition, by analyzing minute fraction of data points per second, these turbines can exercise advanced forecasting processes while communicating with adjoining turbines, service technicians and operators.

Recently, GE won a 151 MW wind turbine order from Huaneng Corporation of China for a plant located at Yunnan Province.

Last month, GE entered into a 346 MW supply deal for wind turbines worth $491 million with the Brazilian renewable-energy developer Casa dos Ventos.

The Sao Clemente Park in Pernambuco state will install 216 MW of GE wind turbines.
In November 2014, GE celebrated its 25,000th wind turbine installation, an achievement with entire 38 gigawatts of installed wind turbines around the world.

GE’s 25,000 wind turbines generate the equivalent energy needed to charge 25 billion smartphones or provide the electricity needed for approximately 28 million European households for a year.

The BIGA RES wind farm is expected to contribute to the Turkish government’s goals of achieving 20 GW of wind energy and 30 percent of primary energy supplied from renewable sources by the year 2023.

According to the Turkish Wind Association, the country had 3,424 MW of wind energy capacity installed through the first half of 2014.

Sabeena Wahid
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