October 16, 2008

Vestas to Supply V90-3MW Turbines for Ayyildiz Project in Turkey

Vestas, a developer of wind power systems, has received an order for five units of its V90-3MW wind turbine for installation in the Ayyildiz project located in the Balikesir province in the northwestern part of Turkey.

The contract includes supply and installation of the turbines, the VestasOnline Business supervisory control and data acquisition solution, as well as a five-year service agreement. The Ayyildiz project will be located in the Balikesir province, at the southern part of the Marmara Sea.

With an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 57GWh, the Ayyildiz wind power plant is expected to save the environment from almost 25,000 tons of CO2 and will be able to meet the electricity needs of more than 9,000 Turkish households. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2009, and the project will be completed by the third quarter of 2009.

Murat Onuk, general manager of Vestas Turkey, said: "It is a great pleasure for us that Akenerji has selected us for their first wind power plant investment, and we look forward to becoming their supplier for future projects. I strongly believe that this will be the first milestone in our continuous partnership with Akenerji."