Bahçe Wind Farm
|Bahçe Wind Farm|
|Official name||Bahçe Rüzgâr Enerji Santrali|
|Location||Bahçe, Osmaniye Province|
|Construction began||July 2008|
|Construction cost||€200 million|
|Hub height||85 m (279 ft)|
|Rotor diameter||100 m (330 ft)|
|Make and model||GE Wind Energy: 54x GE 2.5 XL|
|Nameplate capacity||135 MW|
|Annual output||500 GWh|
The Bahçe Wind Farm, aka Gökçedağ Wind Farm, (Turkish: Bahçe Rüzgâr Enerji Santrali or Gökçedağ Rüzgâr Enerji Santrali) is an onshore wind power plant located in Bahçe district of Osmaniye Province in eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Consisting of 54 wind turbines with an installed output power of 135 MW in total, the wind farm was the country's largest one as it was commissioned in 2009.
The licence for the establishment of the wind farm was obtained in 2003 that will expire in 2033. Construction works at the site began in July 2008. It was constructed on Gökçedağ, a mountain between Bahçe and Hasanbeyli, south of the Osmaniye-Gaziantep highway . It is operated by Rotor Co., a subsidiary of the Zorlu Holding. The cost of the wind farm totalled to €200 million.
Each of the 54 wind turbines of type GE 2.5 XL, manufactured by GE Wind Energy, has an installed power capacity of 2.5 MW generated by 100 m (330 ft) rotor diameter at 85 m (279 ft) hub height. The electricity is fed into the grid by a 7 km (4.3 mi) long overhead transmission line.
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