Borusan EnBW Enerji will collaborate with global wind turbine supplier Vestas for the supply of turbines for its wind energy projects located in Canakkale and Kirklareli, Borusan EnBW Enerji announced on Monday.
According to the announcement, Vestas will supply wind turbines with a total of 210 megawatts (MW) in capacity, 138 MW for Canakkale and 72 MW for Kırklareli.
Borusan Holding CEO Agah Ugur said the total investment cost for the two projects is approximately $240 million.
"Both companies inked a letter of intent for the purchase of wind turbines," the company said.
"High interest was shown in the wind turbine supply tender we have conducted," he said, adding that this interest is a symbol of confidence in Borusan EnBW and the Turkish economy.
"In 2014, Borusan EnBW Enerji had signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of turbines with Vestas for four wind power plants and a capacity increase; which was one of the largest onshore wind energy investments in Europe," the company said.
Borusan EnBW Enerji General Manager Mehmet Acarla said on project completion, the company will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW and an electricity generation of 725 gigawatts-hours per year.
"This means we will meet the energy needs of approximately 300,000 households per year and will reduce CO2 emissions of 400,000 tons annually," he stressed.
By Gulsen Cagatay