juwi enters Turkish renewable energy Market with utility-scale PV-solar project
Seven individual plants with a combined capacity of 7.4 megawatt (MW) will produce 12 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity per year / EPC-project commissioned by Turkish company Karine Enerji
The German juwi Group, one of the world’s leading project developer in the field of renewable energies, has expanded its international footprint. In the Municipality of Denizli, about 200 kilometers northwest of Antalya, the specialist for climate-friendly energy generation is currently constructing the company’s first project in Turkey. The seven individual PV solar power plants have a combined capacity of 7.4 MW and are scheduled to be connected to the grid early this summer. The EPC-project was commissioned by Karine Enerji.
Commenting on the company’s market entry in Turkey, juwi-COO Stephan Hansen says: "The Turkish energy market offers great potential for renewables. We have been active in the country since 2013 and juwi is already considered as one the top foreign EPC contractors in the country. We follow a large pipeline of potential projects and will successfully realize more projects in the future."
Turkey is committed to renewable energies. The country’s target is to achieve one-third of its power needs from renewable energy by 2023. In the past ten years the country's installed renewable energy capacity has more than doubled to 25 GW. An estimated 40 GW of renewable energy capacity is going to be installed during the next ten years.
"Wind- and solar energy will be the backbone of the country’s future energy supply. With its vast experience in developing, financing and constructing renewable energy projects all over the world juwi is very well positioned to successfully participate in the country’s expanding renewable energy market", juwi-COO Stephan Hansen continues.
About the juwi group
juwi is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of renewable energy with a strong regional presence. The company offers project development and EPC services as well as products and solutions for the energy turnaround. Company activities are mainly projects with solar and wind.
Matthias Willenbacher and Fred Jung established the juwi group in 1996 in Rhineland-Palatinate. For almost 20 years, both energy pioneers have been active as Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of the juwi group. Since the end of 2014, Mannheim based utility MVV Energie AG has been co-owner and partner of the juwi-group. juwi has about 1,000 employees worldwide, branches on all continents and is actively engaged in various projects all over the globe. Working together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably is what drives us.
So far, juwi has realized around 800 wind turbines with a total capacity of approx. 1,750 megawatts at more than 100 sites. In the solar segment, more than 1,500 projects with a total capacity of around 1,400 megawatts have been designed and constructed. Combined, these energy systems produce around six billion kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, equalling the annual demand of around 1.5 million German households. Within the past 18 years, juwi has initiated an investment volume of around six billion euros to realize these projects.
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