Siemens wins the tender for a new wind power plant in Turkey

Siemens wins tender for a new wind power project in Turkey.

Turkey decided on Thursday to choose Germany’s Siemens as the winning bidder at a tender of a new $1 billion wind power project.

The decision shows that Ankara is trying to reassure the German investors by showing them that Turkey is a safe country for their business.

In 2016, Germany was Turkey’s top export destination, buying $14 billion worth of Turkish goods.

The Energy Minister in Turkey, Berat Albayrak, stated that the award represents an “important contribution” to bilateral relations between Germany and Turkey.

The winner of the tender is actually a consortium led by Siemens and the $1 billion wind power project represents the construction of wind turbines and a 1,000 MW (1 GW) power plant.

The Siemens consortium in Turkey that won the tender includes names such as Turkey’s Kalyon and Turkerler, and these companies submitted a bid of $3.48 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which has represented a better offer compared to the offers submitted by the Chinese company Ming Yang, Germany’s Enercon and Denmark’s Vestas.

Albayrak said that the wind turbines included in the project are due to come online by 2019, and the wind park will increase Turkey’s wind energy production by 17%.

Kazim Turker, the Chairman of Turkerler, stated that 35% of the project will be financed by international sources.

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