GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Borusan EnBW Enerji to provide 27 Cypress wind turbine units for the 138MW Saros project in Turkey. Borusan will operate the Cypress turbines at around 5MW.
This is the first order in Turkey for GE’s Cypress platform, the company’s largest onshore wind turbine in the field. It will be one of GE’s largest wind farms in Turkey. GE’s scope of work will also include 10 years services agreements.
The Cypress’ two-piece blade will be produced by GE’s wind turbine blade manufacturer, LM Wind Power, at its site in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. The company recently decided to invest another $30 million by the end of 2019 to expand the facility and recruit 300 new employees. Towers for the wind turbines will also be produced in Turkey.
Cypress enables significant Annual Energy Production improvements, increased efficiency in serviceability, improved logistics and siting potential, and greater value for customers. The two-piece blade design enables blades to be manufactured to longer lengths, and improving logistics to drive down costs and offer more siting options in locations that were previously inaccessible.