OPEC grants loan to Mauritania for wind farm

The wind farm of Bulenuar will strengthen the electricity supply for the cities of Nuakchot and Nuadibú.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania received a loan of $ 18.8 million from the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) to complete the construction of a wind farm in the north of the country, the Mauritanian daily Horizons reported.

This loan is, according to the newspaper, “complementary funding for the wind power project in Bulenuar”, about 400 kilometers northwest of the capital, Nouakchott, where work has not yet begun.

The Bulenuar wind farm, the first of its kind in the country and with a capacity of 100 megawatts, will reinforce the electricity supply for the cities of Nuakchot and Nuadibú, located in the north of the country.

The agreement on this loan was signed by the Mauritanian Minister of Economy and Finance, Mujtar Uld Djay, and the General Director of Ofid, Suleiman Yasir al Herbish.

The paper said the signing of the agreement took place last week in Washington, as part of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The initial budget for the construction of the Bulenuar wind farm is US $ 100 million and received a contribution last January from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADS).





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