GE is to supply wind turbines for Bergama wind farm in Izmir, Turkey, operated by Dost Enerji.
The turbines will have an installed capacity of 70 MW, increasing the capacity of the wind farm from 115 MW to 185 MW. The towers and blades will be manufactured in Turkey itself, generating more jobs at the manufacturing site in Izmir. The project will form part of Turkey’s goal to reach a total wind capacity of 20 GW and 30 percent of the country’s primary energy from renewable resources by 2023.
Twenty one GE3.2-103 and one GE2.75-103 wind turbines will be used at Bergama wind farm, generating predictable power by analysing tens of thousands of data points every second through smart technologies. The turbines build upon the performance of GE’s 2.5-2.85 MW fleet and are specifically designed for medium-to-high wind speed sites, providing an increase in energy output of up to 5 percent, even in sites that may be constrained by tip height through the flexibility of towers for hub heights ranging from 70 to 98 metres.
“This is our first parternership with GE, who has experience in power generation and owns brilliant wind turbine technology” said Muzaffer Akpınar, Chairman of the Board, Dost Enerji. “GE’s brilliant turbines will allow us to obtain more efficient outcome and we will prevent 145,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission annually through 70 MW power to be generated with BERGRES project. We are pleased to collaborate with GE in this project and contribute to our country's energy goals together.”
Canan M. Özsoy, President & CEO, GE Turkey, added that GE supports the efficient utilisation of Turkish wind power resources, developing innovative and efficiency-orientated technologies and contributing to domestic manufacture.
Under the agreement with Dost Enerji, GE will be responsible for logistics to site, installation, commissioning and also conduct service and maintenance activities for a period of 5 years. With installation activities commencing on January 2017, the facility is scheduled to start its commercial operations in May 2017.