Siemens To Build Wind Power Plant In Turkey
Siemens Energy has received a further wind power order from Turkey. The customer is Borusan EnBW Enerji, a joint venture consisting of German energy supplier EnBW and Borusan Holding from Turkey. Siemens is to deliver a total of 22 wind turbines for the Balabanli onshore wind power plant near the city of Tekirdağ in the European part of the country. The scope of supply also includes a long-term service agreement. Each wind turbine has a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 108 meters. The installed capacity of 50 MW will be sufficient to supply about 43.000 households with clean electricity.
"The Turkish wind energy market is attractive for Siemens and we expect further growth in the future," said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Wind Power Division of Siemens Energy. "The fourth wind power order from Turkey shows that we are not only doing well in the offshore sector, but that we are also successful in onshore wind energy." Turkey is seeing high levels of economic and population growth. In order to cover the country's increasing electricity requirement and improve the reliability of the supply, the country is relying more and more on renewable energies, and on wind energy in particular.
Siemens is to deliver, install and commission a total of 22 wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-108 for the Balabanli onshore project. The company will also provide service and maintenance over a ten year period. The long-term maintenance agreement of the type SWPS-300W is the most comprehensive service package available from Siemens, and includes a guarantee of availability and extended warranty on major components over the entire term of the agreement.
Wind turbines are part of the Siemens environmental portfolio environmental portfolio with which the company achieved revenues of around € 30 billion in fiscal 2011, making Siemens one of the world's leading providers of eco-friendly technology. Products and solutions provided by Siemens have enabled customers to save almost 320 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) during the same period. These emissions correspond to the annual carbon footprint produced by the cities of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo combined.