Order Intake for the Construction of Wind Turbines in Turkey
Heitkamp Industrial Solutions GmbH has been awarded the contract as main contractor of Asiyan Enerji, a company of the Rönesans Group, for the installation of wind turbines in three Turkish provinces. Heitkamp will be responsible for the technical and commercial management of these projects as EPC contractor. The turbines will be equipped with Nordex Group technology and are a further important step towards achieving Turkey's renewable energy and sustainability targets.
"Our focus is on high-quality project management in the industrial construction sector, enabling environmentally friendly and economically viable construction projects. At a time when resource scarcity and dependence on critical raw materials are becoming increasingly problematic, we are determined to break new ground, forging alliances with other players in the industry," says Christopher Hambleton, CEO of Heitkamp Industrial Solutions.
Construction Experience of an International Group of Companies
Heitkamp Industrial Solutions is a key component in the Rönesans Group's impressive portfolio. Rönesans Enerji's partnership with the Nordex Group in three pioneering wind turbine projects underlines the Group's commitment to the energy transition.
In the Sivas region, the Group will install seven turbines for the 49 MW "R3-Sivas 1-2 RES" wind farm, while eight turbines have been ordered for the 56 MW "R3-Çorum 1 RES" project in Çorum. The largest of the three orders involves the delivery of twelve turbines with a total output of 84 MW for the "R3-Malatya 1 RES" wind farm in the province of Malatya in Eastern Anatolia. With a total installed capacity of 189 megawatts in the three Turkish provinces, these projects will cover the electricity consumption of around 380,000 households. In addition, around 370,000 tons of CO2 emissions are avoided each year. This is a concrete example of the transformative impact achieved by the cooperation between Heitkamp Industrial Solutions, Rönesans Enerji and Nordex in Turkey.
Energy Transition and Sustainability
The construction industry is facing a number of economic challenges that need to be solved against the backdrop of the energy transition. Heitkamp Industrial Solutions has clearly defined its ambitions: to support the energy transition and create a more sustainable future. This endeavour is even more remarkable as it has to be implemented in an industry with a traditionally conservative focus. The Group is therefore creating facts and investing in three large wind turbine projects in Turkey.
Dr Erman Ilıcak, the President of Rönesans Holding, and İpek Ilıcak Kayaalp, the CEO of Rönesans Holding, recently announced Rönesans' ambitious targets: to reach net zero emissions by 2040, with an interim target of reducing emissions by 55% by 2030.
Emre Hatem, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rönesans Enerji, emphasises the importance of this partnership: "Rönesans Enerji already has a total installed capacity of 166 megawatts through its hydropower projects. We are proud to join forces with Nordex to expand our investments in renewable energy in Turkey and strengthen our commitment to the country's net-zero targets. In close co-operation with the renowned wind turbine manufacturer Nordex and our German subsidiary Heitkamp Industrial Solutions, we are confident that we can contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Turkey. With these three new projects with Nordex, our total installed capacity will grow to 355 megawatts. Our goal is to build a 100% renewable energy portfolio and become one of the top 3 green energy companies in Turkey."
The N163/6.X turbines used, mounted on 113 metre high steel towers with a rotor diameter of 163 metres, are the most powerful turbines currently available in Turkey. They are expected to go into operation at the end of 2024.
Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of the Nordex Group, emphasises the importance of the technology: "We are proud to consolidate our position as market leader in Turkey. The N163/6.X turbine variant is particularly well suited to achieving high yields in this low-wind region. With our latest and highly efficient technology, we are supporting Turkey's clear commitment to significantly increase the share of renewable energies in the energy mix."
This is just one example of the Rönesans Group's long-term vision to invest in numerous renewable energy projects in the coming years. Heitkamp Industrial Solutions is proud to be part of this significant change and to shape the future of construction in a sustainable way.