Becoming less reliant on the electricity network

EWT installed a DW54-900kW wind turbine at Yasar Makina, a machine manufacturer for the agricultural industry in Ipsala, Turkey. The factory comprises a rice processing plant where products are tested and continually improved. Alongside its main purpose of testing agricultural machinery, the plant processes 150 tons of rice per day, consuming a large amount of electricity.

Until recently, all electricity was sourced from the local grid network. EWT connected the wind turbine to the factory’s substation through a private cable. When the wind turbine is generating electricity, it overrides grid power use. On-site generated wind power provides much-needed security of supply, makes Yasar Makina less reliant on the grid network, and drives annual energy bills down.

Yasar Makina and EWT have agreed a long-term maintenance and service contract. Service and maintenance works are carried out by EWT’s local service team, whilst 24/7 monitoring takes place remotely from EWT’s state-of-the-art control room in The Netherlands.

“Our innovative machine building business is a perfect fit to EWT’s distributed power strategy. We are very happy with the support we received from EWT, from start to finish. By offering an affordable alternative to the use of fossil fuels, renewable energy is making an important contribution to the Turkish economy”. Yasar Makina’s CEO Mustafa Polatcan

Project specifications

Location:                     Ipsala

Industry:                     Machine manufacturing

Wind Turbines:         1

Type:                           DW 54 900kW

Hub Height:               75

Commissioning date:     June 2016

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Can Maralcan

Sales Manager Turkey

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