GE Renewable Energy (GE) has signed an agreement with Turkerler Holding, an Ankara, Turkey-based wind energy investor, to supply a total of 50 MW of wind energy capacity at the Tire Wind Farm, in Izmir, Turkey.
Under the agreement, GE will supply and install nine of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines and 13 of its 1.7-103 model for the project. GE will also provide maintenance services for the equipment for 10 years.
According to GE, this collaboration at the Tire Wind Farm will contribute to the Turkish government’s goals of reaching 20 GW of wind power and 30% of primary energy supplied from renewable sources by the year 2023.
Kazım Turker, chairman of the board at Turkerler Holding, noted, “With GE’s turbines, Turkerler Holding’s installed base in wind energy generation will reach to 72 MW in total. We are proud to provide Turkey with more renewable energy through our collaboration.”
GE states that the Tire Wind Farm will utilize a combination of technologies to adapt to a variety of different wind regimes across the site. GE’s 3.2-103 model on an 85-meter hub height will harness medium- to strong-wind conditions, and its 1.7-103 model at an 80-meter hub height will support lower-wind-speed areas.
The Turkish Wind Energy Association states that Turkey’s installed wind power capacity has reached 5,146 MW, based on its statistical wind report released in July. According to the report, the Aegean Region is home to most of the wind plants in operation, with 37.5% of the installed wind power across all of Turkey sited in the region.