Siemens Gamesa to develop 1 GW of wind capacity in Turkey

Spanish wind energy company Siemens Gamesa has signed an agreement to develop 1 GW of wind capacity in Turkey. It was awarded the capacity as part of a consortium along with Turkish conglomerate Kalyon Enerji and Turkish construction company Turkerler Holding. The capacity was awarded in Turkey’s Yeka auction, the country’s first wind auction held in August 2017. As part of the agreement, Siemens Gamesa will be responsible for supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines. The agreement also includes the possibility of a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at the consortium’s winning bid price of 3.48 cents per kWh and a commitment to build a minimum of 700 MW worth of extra wind projects by 2022. The consortium will also build a local nacelle factory to meet the local supply requirements imposed by Turkish authorities, in addition to a separate research and development centre.

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