Siemens Gamesa signs 1GW wind turbine deal in Turkey

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to support the development of up to 1GW of wind energy in Turkey.

The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer is part of a consortium including local infrastructure development firm Kalyon Enerji and Turkish investor Turkerler Holding that won the auction for the wind power package in August 2017.

The agreement outlines a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and a commitment to build nearly 700MW by 2022.

Siemens Gamesa will deliver, install and commission turbines for several wind farms, and will provide maintenance services for 15 years. The company has also agreed to build a research and development centre and a nacelle factory to meet local government supply demands.

Turkey’s wind power sector has made significant progress over the last decade, attracting US$12.3 billion in investment which has taken its installed capacity from 146MW in 2007 to 6.5GW at the end of last year.

Siemens Gamesa has been active in Turkey since 2010 and has installed more than 700MW of its wind turbines across the Eurasian nation.