Siemens wins 54-MW onshore wind project in Turkey

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Siemens has won an order from Esinti Enerji to install turbines for 54-megawatt onshore wind power plant in western Turkey.

The Kinik onshore wind is located 80 kilometers north of the city of Izmir. Siemens will install 17 direct drive wind turbines rated at 3.2 megawatts (MW) capacity each.

The company has also won the maintenance contract from Esinti Enerji under a 10-year service agreement including advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics. Installation of the wind turbines will start in summer with commissioning scheduled for autumn 2016.

The Kinik site in the coastal region of western Turkey offers excellent wind conditions, as it is located along a mountainous ridge exposed to strong breezes from the Aegean Sea.

The SWT-3.2-108 wind turbines feature an advanced performance with their 108-meter rotor diameters and direct drive technology with a highly efficient permanent magnet generator.

Compared to geared units, these turbines have half as many parts and considerably less moving components, Siemens claims. The 17 wind turbines at the 54 MW Kinik wind farm will be installed on steel towers with a hub height of 79.5 meters.

Towers will be sourced regionally to provide maximum impact to the local economy. Furthermore, the local economy will benefit from construction works and long term employment within the scope of service and maintenance of the project, Siemens added.

“With a fleet of around 100 wind turbines installed over the last six years, Turkey is becoming more and more important for Siemens,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division.

The Kinik project is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 100.000 tons per year and providing a large contribution to the local economy.
Siemens Wind Power entered the Turkish wind market in 2009. Since then 235 MW of generating capacity have been commissioned by Siemens Wind Power and another 350 MW are already under construction or contracted.

Rajani Baburajan

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