Turkey aims to boost domestic production of wind turbine parts

Country also exports wind energy equipment to 45 countries in six continents

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Turkey aims to increase production of its domestic wind turbine parts from 65% through its 16 national producers, Fatih Donmez, the minister of energy and natural resources said on Wednesday.

The country already boasts a 65% domestic production rate employing approximately 15,000 people for the production of wind turbine parts, including rotor blades, turbine towers, fasteners and generator parts.

The country also exports wind energy equipment to 45 countries throughout six continents, Donmez said.

'About 10% of the country's electricity needs are met by the wind energy sector with a total capacity of over 10,500 megawatts,' he confirmed.

Currently, 63 power plants with an installed capacity of 1,585 megawatts are under construction.