Siemens Gamesa nabs 262-MW order in Egypt
Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA today announced a 262-MW order for the Gulf of Suez wind farm in Egypt.
The order, signed in the final quarter of 2017, was secured from a consortium made up of French utility Engie, Japanese power companies Toyota Tsusho Corp and Eurus Energy Holdings Corp, and Egyptian firm Orascom Construction.
Siemens Gamesa will install 125 of its G97-2.1 MW turbines at the wind farm, which is located in Ras Ghareb, Gulf of Suez. The deal also includes a 15-year maintenance contract. The turbines are due to be installed by July 2019 and the wind farm to come online by the end of that year.
Financial close for the project was announced last month. It is the first privately-backed wind farm being developed in Egypt, Siemens Gamesa said. Wind projects in the country have so far been backed by Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).
This is the biggest order for Siemens Gamesa in Egypt, where it has installed more than 890 MW to date. The company says the country offers strong growth potential as it is expected to build 6,500 MW of wind capacity by 2026.
(Source: Renewables Now)
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Order secured for 125 G97-2.1MW machines for Gulf of Suez project
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is to supply turbines totalling 262.5MW to Ras Ghareb Wind Energy’s Gulf of Suez wind farm in Egypt.
The deal covers supply and commissioning of 125 G97-2.1MW machines, as well as maintenance for 15 years once the project is operational.
Installation is scheduled to be complete by July 2019 and the facility is expected to be operational by the end of that year.
Ras Ghareb Wind Energy is a consortium French company Engie, Japan’s Eurus Energy Holdings and Toyota Tsusho Corp, and local outfit Orascom Construction.
Siemens Gamesa said the order is the company’s largest in Egypt, where it has installed turbines with a combined capacity of over 890MW.