Company has already installed 700MW of capacity in Turkey
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced on its website that it has signed a long-term deal, which allows it to implement up to 1GW of power in Turkey.
As per the terms of the deal, SGRE’s main scope of work includes the supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines in several farms across the country. The deal also stipulates that SGRE is responsible for the servicing of the turbines over a 15-year period.
Additionally, the agreement outlines the buying of power produced at the sustainable power generation facilities under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). SGRE is also locked in to build at least 700MW of new supply in Turkey by 2022.
In order to fulfill its obligations, the company will have to build a R&D centre, as well a turbine nacelle factory to meet local supply requirements outlined by Turkish authorities.
SGRE is part of a consortium including Kalyon Enerji and Turkerler Holding and was awarded capacity following the country’s first wind auction, which was held last August. Since entering the market for the first time in 2010, the company has installed a little over 700MW of turbine in Turkey.