A Siemens - Turkerler - Kalyon consortium won the first 1,000-megawatt wind tender offered by Turkey's Renewable Energy Resources Zone Project (YEKA) on Thursday.
The consortium offered the lowest price at $3.48 per kilowatt-hour of electricity production. The winning consortium will construct a wind turbine factory in Turkey in the next 21 months, following the signing of the agreement. Up to 450 wind turbines, each with a minimum capacity of 2.3 megawatts will be manufactured at the factory.
The YEKA wind projects aim to generate approximately 3,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, powering 1.1 million homes annually.
A consortium of Turkish and international companies submitted a total of eight final bid offers for Turkey's 1,000 megawatts of wind power for theYEKA project last Thursday, July 27.
Wind power in YEKA will enable the country to install high wind capacity at a cost of around $1.2 billion and will avoid 1.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
The world's top wind turbine producers submitted their bids for the 1,000-megawatt wind project including eight consortiums including:-
- Vestas (Denmark) - Enerjisa (Turkey)
- General Electric (U.S.) - Fina Enerji (Turkey)
- Goldwind (China) - Akfen Holding (Turkey) - Beycelik (Turkey)
- Siemens (Germany) - Turkerler (Turkey) - Kalyon (Turkey)
- Enercon (Germany) - Polat Energy (Turkey) - Limak Energy (Turkey)
- Nordex (Germany) - İklim Elektrik Yatirim (Turkey) - MKS Marmara (Turkey) - Zorlu Energy (Turkey)
- MingYang (China) - Ilk Construction (Turkey)
- Senvion Wind Energy Solutions (Germany) - IC Ictas Energy (Turkey)
Reporting by Gulsen Cagatay and Nuran Erkul