A Siemens-led consortium, which includes Turkerler and Kalyon Enerji holdings has won a $1bn wind energy tender, offering the lowest price to the state with $3.48 cents per kilowatt hour.   

A consortium of Chinese firms, Mingyang and Turkish company İlk İnşaat competed until the end of the reverse auction before getting eliminated, quitting in the 30th round. 
Turkish minister Albayrak
“The tender ended with a win by German company Siemens. We can say that this picture sends an important message to the region and the world,” Energy Minister Berat Albayrak told the media after the auction. 

“When the 200-year-old cooperation between Turkey and Germany is considered, I think this result will make an important contribution to Turkish-German relations,” he added. 

Eight consortia, including four German giants, participated in the Energy Ministry’s 1,000-MW wind power project tender on July 27th. Vestas also took part in the bidding, as well as General Electric, along with their local partners. 

The winning consortium is expected to make an investment of more than $1 billion in the project, which stipulates the gradual local production of wind turbines.

The turbines are expected to be installed by early 2019 and some 64 percent of the project, will be domestic, while 35 per cent of the necessary equipment will be imported. 

Kalyon Holding Energy Group Chairman Murtaza Ata described the tender as “strategic.” 

“This tender will help Turkey cut a further 1,000 MW from Turkey’s foreign dependency in electric power,” he said, adding that it was also strategic for Turkish companies to produce such technology.