Guris building 62 MW of wind in Kosovo and Ukraine - report

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Aug 21 (Renewables Now) - Turkish firm Guris Holding is building two wind farms with a combined capacity of 62 MW in Kosovo and Ukraine, Turkish daily Dunya said last week.

The diversified group is working on the construction of a 32-MW wind farm in Kosovo and a 30-MW plant in Odessa, Ukraine. The latter represents the first phase of an 80-MW project. Both power plant will be equipped with turbines supplied by US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) and orders have already been placed, the company’s general manager Musfik Yamanturk told the daily.

According to the report, the 62 MW at the two locations are expected to be commissioned in August-September 2018.

The Turkish firm's portfolio includes wind, hydro and geothermal plants. In a statement on its website last week, it said it has purchased the license of an 88-MW wind project in Afyon province, western Turkey. The Afyon-2 plant, to be situated, in Sandikli County, is seen to produce 255 million kWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply 110,000 local homes.

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