Ankara/Karlsruhe. "Turkey is a strategically important market for us," emphasised the Chairman of the Board at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Hans-Peter Villis, on the occasion of the celebratory opening of the EnBW representation in Ankara. In the presence of the German Ambassador in Turkey, Dr. Eckhard Cuntz, along with around 200 high-profile guests from commerce, politics, research and society, Villis evaluated the new representation of EnBW as a "visible sign of the partnership between Germany and Turkey".
By taking the first wind turbines into operation, the strategic partners Borusan Holding and EnBW show just how successful such a partnership can be, says Villis. Borusan and EnBW were able to jointly take the wind turbines into operation with an installed power of 21 megawatts just a few days ago. These wind turbines are part of the Bandirma wind farm, which will be successively developed to a total of 60 megawatts of installed power in the coming months. With a predicted average annual electricity production of around 182,000 megawatt hours, the wind farm will make a significant contribution to producing electricity with less impact on the environment.
EnBW and Borusan Holding established a Joint Venture at the end of April 2009 in order to work together on the development and construction of power plant capacities in Turkey. The aim of both companies is to jointly develop production capacities to achieve 2000MW in the next twelve months, primarily in the field of renewable energies.
With the head office in Karlsruhe, EnBW is Germany’s third largest energy supply company with around six million customers. With more than 20,000 employees, EnBW achieved an annual turnover of more than 16 billion Euros in 2008. Its core activities concentrate on the business areas of electricity and gas together with energy and environmental services. EnBW has a well-balanced energy generation portfolio and the use of hydropower has a long tradition in the company.