The essential components of wind turbines for the Akköy Wind Power Plant (WPP) in Turkey are poised for transport to the project site. This announcement was made by Enercon's Chief Commercial Officer, Ulrich Schulze Südhoff, and Sabancı Holding Energy Group President, Kıvanç Zaimler, during the fifth Turkish-German Energy Forum held in Ankara on October 27.
At the event attended by Germany's Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, and Turkey's Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Alparslan Bayraktar, Schulze Südhoff expressed, “Exactly one year after the signing of our YEKA-2 agreement, we are ready to start with the first project.” He went on to emphasize the significance of YEKA-2 in Turkey's renewable energy system development, stating, “YEKA-2 is a major milestone in the construction of a renewable energy system in Turkey. We are proud to jointly contribute to Turkey's energy transition and green energy supply.”
The Akköy Wind Power Plant (WPP) represents Turkey's most extensive wind energy project, with Enercon and Enerjisa Üretim collaborating to establish 1 gigawatt (GW) of onshore wind power. Enercon is set to supply 240 of its E-138 EP3 machines, with production taking place in both Germany and Turkey over the next three years in alignment with YEKA's 55% localization requirement.
Arif Günyar, Regional Head of the Enercon Region Central Asia, Middle East, and Africa, acknowledged the substantial efforts made over the past year in planning and coordinating the project. He expressed enthusiasm for the forthcoming installation phase, which is expected to commence shortly.
Kıvanç Zaimler, President of Sabancı Holding Energy Group, highlighted Enerjisa Üretim's commitment to the 1000MW YEKA RES-2 projects, underscoring the significant role these investments will play in Turkey's future energy goals.
Installation works are set to begin promptly upon the arrival of turbine components at the project site, expected in the coming weeks. Both project partners are aiming to complete the installation of the first wind turbine by the end of the year.