Egypt, Vestas sign agreement for 250 MW wind farm in Gulf of Suez
Egypt, Vestas-led intl group agree to build 250-MW wind farm
Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and an Italian-French-Chilean alliance led by Danish turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S have signed an agreement to realise a 250-MW wind project in the Gulf of Suez.
Involving an investment of around EUR 228 million (USD 270.2m), the project will be financed through an umbrella agreement between the Egyptian government and a several European entities, including the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and German and French development banks, according to a statement by NREA.
The project site is located on the west coast of the Gulf of Suez in the Red Sea Governorate. Egypt expects to build and connect the wind farm within 35 months.
Once in operation, the new facility will generate an estimated 840 GWh per year and help save around 175,000 tonnes of oil equivalent annually.
NREA inks €228 million deal for wind farm in Gulf of Suez
An agreement has been signed to establish a wind power park with a capacity of 250 megawatt in the Gulf of Suez, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said Tuesday.
The project, envisioned to be one of the largest wind farms in Egypt, will be carried out at an investment cost of €228 million, Shaker noted during the inking ceremony.
It will be financed under the Umbrella Agreement for the Gulf of Suez Windfarm signed with European Development Partners, including the EU, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank and Germany’s KfW Development Bank, the minister added.
The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) signed the deal with Vestas wind energy company, which is specialized in sustainable energy solutions.
(Source: Renewables Now & Egypt Today)