GE’s 1.6MW Wind Turbine to Make Debut at 50-Megawatt Fina Enerji Project in Turkey

april 23 2012

GE will supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines for Fina Enerji’s Tayakadin wind project in Istanbul, Turkey, which will supply enough clean, wind-generated electricity to meet the needs of more than 14,000 Turkish households. The project will mark the first European installation of the GE 1.6-100 machine, which offers the highest efficiency of any wind turbine in its class.

“GE’s 1.6-100 technology builds on the broad experience of our 1.5 and 2.5 megawatt series, with more than 17,500 of those units installed today,” said Stephan Ritter, general manager of GE’s Renewable Energy business in Europe. “Featuring a 100-meter rotor diameter and 80-meter hub height, the 1.6-100 provides the highest capacity factor of any wind turbine for class 3 sites.”

Fina Enerji currently has 35 units of GE 2.5-100 wind turbines in operation at two wind power plant sites in Izmir and Hatay provinces for a total capacity of 87.5 megawatts. Tayakadin, near the booming city of Istanbul, is the third site where Fina Enerji will employ GE wind turbines.

A globally proven technology, GE anticipates installing more than 1,200 of these units in the United States within the next two years.

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