Alstom builds 24 MW wind farm in Turkey

Alstom's ECO 100 wind turbine.
Alstom's ECO 100 wind turbine.

The 24 MW Senkoy wind farm will consist of 8 Alstom ECO 100 wind turbines rated at 3 MW each, and will be erected near Hatay in southern Turkey.

The wind farm is expected to become operation late 2011 or early 2012, and could produce 83 GWh annually.

Alstom will supply, install and commission the wind farm, and provide operation and maintenance services for the first five year.

“The fast growing Turkish wind energy market holds huge potential and this project is a promising step for us in the country,” says Alfonso Faubel, Alstom Wind Vice President.

“We’re very pleased to bring Güris the benefits of our new generation of wind turbines, and to support Turkey’s push to increase its installed wind power capacity.

20 GW by 2023

Turkey’s electricity demand increases on average 8-9% every year, and of its 46.5 GW installed generation capacity, 1.1 GW is from wind power.

In 2009, 343 MW of wind capacity was added, representing a growth of 75%. Alstom says installed wind power capacity is expected to grow 0.5-1 GW per year, reaching over 5 GW by 2015.

The country targets 20 GW of wind power capacity by 2023.