New consortium to develop wind farm in Egypt

Orascom Construction (Orascom) has announced that its consortium with Toyota Tsusho Corp./Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. and ENGIE has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to develop, construct and operate a 500 MW wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt for 20 years. Orascom will have a 25% stake in the project and will execute the construction of the wind farm.

The project is subject to financial close, after which the wind farm will be implemented in 30 months.

This new 500 MW wind farm triples Orascom’s wind energy capacity to over 750 MW and builds on the consortium’s success in developing Ras Ghareb wind farm, Egypt’s first renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) project of its kind and size. The 262.5 MW wind farm was completed two months ahead of schedule in October 2019 and has been operational since.

Osama Bishai, Chief Executive Officer of Orascom, commented, “We are collaborating once again with our long-term partners, Toyota Tsusho/Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. and ENGIE, to build another wind farm for our repeat client, EETC. We are proud to continue to deliver another project that will contribute to Egypt’s sustainable energy development. This project also underscores our strategy to continue pursuing infrastructure investments that create new construction opportunities coupled with long-term recurring income.”