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Turkey's largest wind turbines almost ready

BAHÇE – Anatolia News Agency | 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM |

Gökçedağ wind power plant, which was set up by Zorlu Holding with an investment of 210 million euros, will start to operate at full capacity in the first quarter of the year.

The Gökçedağ wind power plant, which was set up by Zorlu Holding with an investment of 210 million euros, will start to operate at full capacity in the first quarter of the year.

Nearly 50 of the 54 turbines at the power plant have been completed, according to Gökmen Topuz, assistant general manager of the investments department. “With 23 of these turbines we will produce the first 57.5 megawatts of electricity and transfer it to the national grid,” he said.

The turbines set up for the power plant are the largest in Turkey, according to Topuz. “Each turbine has the capacity to produce 2.5-megawatts of electricity. Each blade is 50 meters long and the torso of the turbine is as high as a 30-story building,” he said. “We aim to produce 500 million kilowatt-hours of energy each year.”

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