Marking further progress in its strategy for breaking into new markets that offer growth potential, Gamesa has delivered and installed 15 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW turbines at a wind farm owned by Turkish power company ABK Enerji Elektrik Uretim in the city of Soke, in the Turkish province of Aydin. Additionally, Gamesa has begun providing turbine operation and maintenance (O&M) services at the site as part of a 16-year contract with ABK.
Gamesa’s strategy in Turkey involves consolidating its market position: within just a few months it has obtained a second contract to deliver turbines and has opened its first Turkish sales office in Istanbul. Two sales engineers recently joined the Turkish business, and the company will soon open a Regional Operations Centre (ROC), staffed by a supervisor, and a parts distribution centre in the Ismid area.
At the Soke wind farm, Gamesa completed turbine delivery and installation in two months. This project has enjoyed the support of an excellent team, made up of employees of the Sales and Projects Division, the Services Division and the corporate finance and legal departments. Individuals working on this project in the field include Francisco Javier Larrañeta, Sales Manager for Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey David Moncasi, international construction project manager; Germán Lostau de la Fraga, head of turnkey construction bids; Ricardo Fernández, specialist in turnkey construction; José María Aldanondo, senior sales engineer; Ferhat Marref, junior sales engineer, and Paula García Los Arcos, head of sales for Iberia, France and North Africa.
The turbines Gamesa has delivered and installed at Soke will help to generate an environmentally friendly and clean form of energy, avoiding the emission of greenhouse gases. Specifically, the annual output of the 30 MW of turbine capacity installed at Soke represents the equivalent of more than 6.4 tonnes of oil per year and will prevent atmospheric emissions of approximately 45,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Estimates suggest that the wind farm will generate approximately 105 GWh, and it will supply clean energy to 52,500 Turkish households.