Vestas Secures 66 MW Wind Order In Turkey

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Vestas has received an order to supply turbines for the 66 MW Suloglu wind farm in Edirne, Turkey. Steag GmbH, one of Germany's largest electricity producers, placed the order.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 20 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines. The deal also includes a 10-year, full-scope AOM 4000 service and availability agreement. The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered during the second quarter of 2015, with the power plant expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of next year.

Vestas says that with its structural shell blades and a hub height of 117 meters, the V126-3.3 MW is specifically designed to capture the full potential of low-wind sites. This is the first project in Turkey to utilize the V126-3.3 MW turbine and the fourth order Vestas has announced this year in Turkey.

According to Marco Graziano, president of Vestas Mediterranean, "This project strengthens our position in Turkey and confirms our forward momentum in one of Vestas' key markets. The Suloglu wind power plant marks another important milestone in Turkey's developing wind energy market, as well as our strong partnership with Steag GmbH."

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