Atlanta-based GE Energy will capitalize on Turkey’s recent focus on wind-generated electricity by providing 52 of its newest, largest turbines to be installed in the southeastern part of the country.
The machines will be produced in GE’s plants in Salzbergen, Germany, and Noblejas, Spain, and shipped to the Turkish city of Bahce.
The Turkish Zorlu Group and its subsidiary Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim A.S., the owner of the new wind park, will purchase the huge machines. Each has a rotor diameter of 100 meters and will produce 2.5 megawatts of power.
The 130-megawatt project will more than double Turkey’s 84 megawatts of already existing wind capacity, which itself had increased over 300 percent in the past year.
Both the Zorlu Group and GE have demonstrated an interest in developing renewable forms of energy.
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