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Applications for the 1,000 megawatt (MW) renewable source area wind licensing contract was concluded last week, where 8 consortiums, including companies from Germany, United States, China and Denmark, submitted proposals for 1,000 MW Wind Energy Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) contract.

The market share of the applicants operating in the field of wind turbine production represents 90 percent of the global wind market. While bidding is slated to be held in August, the winning consortium will take over 1,000 MW capacity in five regions designated as Kayseri-Niğde, Sivas, Edirne-Kırklareli-Tekirdağ, Ankara-Çankırı-Kırıkkale, Bilecik-Kütahya and Eskisehir provinves of Turkey.

The consortiums that bid on the contract are as follows:

Vestas (Denmark) – Enerjisa

General Electric (GE-America) – Fina Energy

Goldwind (China) – Akfen Holding – Beyçelik

Siemens (Germany) – Türkerler – Kalyon

Enercon (Germany) – Polat Energy – Limak Energy

Nordex (Germany) – İklim Elektrik Yatırım – MKS Marmara – Zorlu Energy

MingYang (China) – İlk İnşaat

Senvion Wind Energy Solutions (Germany) – IC İçtaş Energy

Among the the bidders; Vestas ranks first in the world in wind turbine production, followed by GE and China’s Goldwind. Siemens is the world’s fourth largest producer of wind turbines, followed by Enercon and Nordex. Another Chinese company, MingYang, is also the world’s eighth and the country’s largest private sector wind turbine manufacturing company. German Senvion is the world’s 10th largest wind turbine manufacturing company.

The winning bid is to initiate the kilowatt-hour ceiling price at $7 dollars while setting up a wind turbine plant with an investment cost of over $100 million on the condition that a domestic input rate of 65 percent is provided.

Three-hundred to 450 domestic wind turbines will be produced in the plant, each with at least 2.3 MWs of power.

The consortium will carry out R&D activities for 10 years in at least three of the five areas in total, including wing, generator design, material technologies, production techniques, software and innovative transmission.

R&D activities will be carried out with 50 technical staff consisting of Turkish engineers at 80 percent, while the said company will allocate $5 million for these activities every year.

The license term of the project will be 30 years, while the establishment period of the plant has been determined as 21 months from the date of the signing of contract.

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