In support of the development of clean energy in Turkey, GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji have concluded negotiations to broaden their cooperation program into a comprehensive, 10-year, full-service agreement (FSA), complemented by a two-year trial of GE’s Predix-powered Digital Wind Farm solutions.
The agreement covers 150 GE wind turbines at nine wind farms across Turkey. The new FSA, signed in April, is designed to allocate operations and maintenance (O&M) responsibilities between the parties and replace the previous services agreement. Following Fina’s updated business strategy and under the recently signed agreement, all O&M-related responsibilities will be forwarded to GE Renewable Energy for the duration of the contract.
As part of the FSA, GE Renewable Energy aims to implement its Digital Wind Farm hardware and software solutions, designed to increase the operational efficiency of wind farms while enabling further performance enhancements. The solution is powered by Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet.
The implementation of GE’s Digital Wind Farm solutions will begin during the second quarter of this year.
By complementing its services offering with the application of its full digital capabilities, GE Renewable Energy expects to develop smarter wind power forecasts to meet the requirements of Turkey.