German turbine manufacturer Enercon has completed installation of over 564MW of hardware at the Soma and Karaburun wind farms in Turkey.
The 312.1MW Soma project comprises 181 machines in total made up of 89 E-44, 80 E-70 and 12 E-126 EP3 units.
Soma was built in phases with the final fourth stage featuring the E-126 EP3 turbines on tubular steel towers with hub heights of 116 metres.
It is owned by Polat Enerji and is located in the provinces of Manisa and Balıkesir in western Turkey.
Blades, towers and baskets were manufactured in Turkey, with the remaining system components delivered from Germany.
Completion of Soma 4 brings the annual energy yield at the wind farm to around 873 million kilowatt-hours.
The 252MW Karaburun features 83 turbines comprising 30 E-82 E2, 20 E-82 E4 and 33 E-126 EP3 models.
Enercon said 11 of the E-126 EP3 machines are on 86-metre tubular steel towers and 22 on 116-metre tubular steel towers.
The first E-126 EP3 units were commissioned at Karaburun in the province of Izmir in the west of the country in May 2019.
System components were mainly manufactured in Germany and Portugal.
Enercon Turkey regional head PLM Mustafa Sunbul said: “We are proud that despite the corona pandemic, we were able to complete the construction of both major projects in April.”
The official commissioning of the last two plants is scheduled for May.
Enercon also plans to complete the 100MW Kocatepe and 120.4MW Ulu wind farms in 2020 and 2021 respectively.