Gamesa Wins Contract to Build Syria?s First Wind Energy Plant

Gamesa, one of the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines and a top wind farm developer.

Syria awarded Gamesa a contract to build the country’s first wind power plant and Germany’s Sunset Energietechnik GmbH another for a solar power plant

The National Energy Research Center selected Gamesa out of five bidders to build a 60-million euro wind farm for power generation that will have a capacity of 50 megawatts. The wind farm will be located southwest of the central city of Homs.

Vestas, the world’s largest maker of wind turbines, will develop a wind energy project with generation capacity of 50 to 100 MW south of Damascus.

The country’s demand for power stood at 44.5 billion kilowatts in 2009, up 5.9 percent from the previous year, according to figures from the state-run Public Establishment for Electrical Generation and Transfer. Power supply reached 43.3 billion kilowatts last year, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2008.