Eight consortia including four German companies bid in Turkish wind project tender
ANKARAEight consortia, including four German giants, participated in the Turkish Energy Ministry’s 1,000 megawatts (MW) wind power project tender on July 27.
In addition to the German giants, Chinese and Danish Vestas also took part in the bidding consortia as well as the U.S.’s General Electric along with their local partners.
The winning consortium is expected to make more than $1 billion investment in the project, which stipulates the local production of wind turbines gradually.
The bidding consortia are: the consortium of Denmark’s Vestas and Turkey’s Enerjisa, Germany’s Siemens and Turkey’s Türkerler and Kalyon consortium, Germany’s Enercon and Turkey’s Polat and Limak consortium, Germany’s Nordex and Turkey’s İklim Electric Investment, MKS Marmara and Zorlu consortium, Germany’s Senvion and Turkey’s IC Energy consortium, Chinese Goldwind and Turkey’s Akfen and Beyçelik consortium, the U.S.’s General Electric and Turkey’s Fina Energy consortium, and Chinese MingYang and Turkey’s İlk Construction consortium.
With the completion of the planned wind power project, Turkey’s existing 6,000 MW of installed wind power capacity will increase by 17 percent.
The winning consortium is expected to build a turbine plant for a nearly $100 million investment by using in a minimum of 65 percent local output. Additionally, some 80 percent of the engineering team must be composed of Turks, according to the tender specifications.
The winner will build wind power plants with a total capacity of 1,000 MW in various parts of Turkey by using the locally-made wind turbines, Energy Ministry officials told Reuters.
The Turkish-Korean Kalyon-Hanwha consortium on March 20 won a tender bid for the construction of Turkey’s biggest solar power plant with the planned 1,000 MW installed power capacity set to be built in the Central Anatolian province of Konya’s Karapınar district, with an estimated investment volume of $1.3 billion.