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Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is studying requests to build power plants at a total capacity of 6.34GW, of which 2.75GW projects are by the private sector. NREA Head Mohamed Al-Khayat told Daily News Egypt that the potential projects include photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 170MW and wind farms of 250MW … Continue reading Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

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A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center for Renewable Energies under the … Continue reading A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

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Egypt begins construction of 250-megawatt wind power plant in Jabal al-Zeit

Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker was among officials at an event on Thursday celebrating the start of construction on a new 250-megawatt wind power plant project in the Jabal al-Zeit area. The wind farm is being built in cooperation with Lekela Egypt. During the event, Shaker commented that reform policies in the energy sector have allowed … Continue reading Egypt begins construction of 250-megawatt wind power plant in Jabal al-Zeit

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Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

The 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy, which builds on previous strategies, emphasises the importance of renewable energy. Egypt intends to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20% by 2022 and 42% by 2035. Hafez Salmawi, former managing director of the Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, said Egypt has benefited … Continue reading Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

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Siemens Gamesa completes the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb project, Egypt’s biggest wind farm

The wind farm is equipped with 125 2.1 MW wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced starting commercial operation of the largest wind farm ever built in Egypt, the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb project, located in the Gulf of Suez, close to Ras Ghareb town. The wind farm, equipped with 125 2.1 MW wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa completes the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb project, Egypt’s biggest wind farm

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Wind energy in Egypt, ENGIE inaugurates largest wind farm

ENGIE and its consortium partners inaugurated today the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb wind farm, Egypt’s first private and largest wind farm. Ras Ghareb wind power project started commercial operation in October 2019, 6 weeks ahead of schedule. It is the first wind farm tendered on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) scheme in the country and is part … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt, ENGIE inaugurates largest wind farm

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ENGIE Africa starts operation of Egypt’s largest wind farm

ENGIE Africa announced it has completed the construction and commissioning of Egypt’s largest wind farm, Ras Ghareb, with 262.5 megawatt capacity (MW), 45 days ahead of schedule. The wind power project, which is also the first private wind farm of the nation, is now fully connected to the grid and is ready for commercial operation … Continue reading ENGIE Africa starts operation of Egypt’s largest wind farm

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Solar and wind power leading renewables push in Egypt

Mohamed Shaker, the minister of electricity and renewable energy, announced in mid-October that the country is to inaugurate the 1.4-GW Benban Solar Park by November. Located in the Aswan Governorate in Upper Egypt, the solar park has attracted some $2bn in investment, with around 30 companies already establishing energy projects and commercial operations at the … Continue reading Solar and wind power leading renewables push in Egypt

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Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

Smart Engineering Solutions, in cooperation with the Ministry of Military Production, plans to launch concentrated solar power (CSP) plants and manufacture components of this system in Egypt with investments of $ 1.2bn. Osama Kamal, company’s chairperson told Daily News Egypt that they started the selection process of solar thermal companies to cooperate with, “from a … Continue reading Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

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Siemens Gamesa boosts wind energy in Egypt with 250 MW

The West Bakr wind farm will generate 1,000 GWh per year and increase the installed wind capacity in the country by 18%. Siemens Gamesa will install 96 SG 2.6-114 wind turbines and perform the operation and maintenance tasks for 15 years. 70% of the work for the construction of the wind energy project will be … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa boosts wind energy in Egypt with 250 MW

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Wind energy in Egypt: wind farm in West Bakr is progressing

Lekela Power (IPP) is planning to start work on its Ras Ghareb wind energy project in the fourth half of 2019, according to Faisal Eissa, General Manager of the Egyptian subsidiary of this independent power producer (IPP). The wind farm in West Bakr is progressing. It is located in the Gulf of Suez, about 30 … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: wind farm in West Bakr is progressing

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Lekela reaches financial close for its wind farm in Egypt

Renewable power generation company Lekela has achieved financial close for its first wind farm project in Egypt, called West Bakr Wind, according to a press statement on Thursday. The statement said that construction will shortly begin, delivering 250MW of clean, reliable power at a highly competitive price. Once the project is fully operational in 2021, … Continue reading Lekela reaches financial close for its wind farm in Egypt

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Lekela funds first wind power project in Egypt

Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, has reached a financial close on the 250MW West Bakr project in Egypt Lekela claimed the West Bakr wind farm would increase Egypt’s wind energy capacity by 14 per cent. The company said construction will commence soon and once the project is fully … Continue reading Lekela funds first wind power project in Egypt

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Wind energy in Egypt. Orascom, Engie and Toyota will connect their wind farm before end 2019

Mohamed El-Khayat, Executive Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), recently announced that the construction of a wind farm is about to be completed in Ras Gharib. The project is owned by Engie, Orascom Construction and Toyota Tsusho Corporation/Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. The first wind turbines are already emerging from the ground in … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt. Orascom, Engie and Toyota will connect their wind farm before end 2019

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IPPs intend to supply 2,150 MW of wind power in Egypt

Sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy reveal ongoing discussions with several independent power producers (IPPs). They propose to build wind farms capable of producing up to 2,150 MW. The Egyptian government has set itself the goal of consuming 20% of electricity produced from clean sources by 2022. The country has also … Continue reading IPPs intend to supply 2,150 MW of wind power in Egypt

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Senvion to build $1bn wind farm in Egypt

In order to achieve 20% of the renewable power in its overall energy by 2022, Egypt is keen on allowing Arab and foreign investors to inject their capitals in the power market. Power projects include the Zaafarana complex for wind power with a capacity of 545MW, Jabal al-Zeit complex for wind power with a capacity … Continue reading Senvion to build $1bn wind farm in Egypt

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Wind energy in Egypt: PPA signed for 250MW wind farm

Lekela Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for its 250MW wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez, near Ras Ghareb. Present at the signing were H.E. the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly; H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy; … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: PPA signed for 250MW wind farm

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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Egypt- Siemens Gamesa sends offer to EETC to establish 2,000 MW wind energy plant

Siemens has sent its financial offer to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) in order to implement a wind energy plant with a 2,000MW capacity after the approval of the armed forces to implement the projects using the build, own, operate (BOO) system. Sources told Daily News Egypt (DNE) that the EETC has recently started … Continue reading Egypt- Siemens Gamesa sends offer to EETC to establish 2,000 MW wind energy plant

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Egyptian government aims to achieve 7 GW of wind energy by 2022

Global Energy Services (GES), a Spanish company will produce 263 MW of renewable energy in Egypt, thanks to a wind farm whose construction is planned to start before the end of 2018. The Spanish company Global Energy Services (GES) has announced that it will start construction of a wind farm in Egypt before the end … Continue reading Egyptian government aims to achieve 7 GW of wind energy by 2022

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