- Published: 07 March 2006 07 March 2006
GE Energy is providing 20 of its 1.5MW wind turbines for a new, 30MW wind energy project in Turkey, soon to become the country’s largest wind energy facility.
Owned by Bares Elektrik Uretim A.S., a subsidiary of Bilgin Elektrik Uretim Iletim, Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S. and Yapisan Elektrik Uretim A.S., the Bares II Wind Energy Power Plant project also represents Turkey’s first privately owned wind energy power plant (WEPP). The project developers, Bilgin Elektrik and Yapisan, are owned by the Bilgin Energy Group of Companies. Bares II is expected to begin commercial operation by the end of May 2006. The project will create 60 temporary construction jobs as well as 10 permanent operations and maintenance (O&M) and five security jobs.