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ACWA Power and Hassan Allam to build wind farm in Egypt

The wind farm will be the largest in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. ACWA Power and Egyptian engineering firm Hassan Allam Holdings have signed a project agreement to develop a 1.1GW wind project. The wind project will be located in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez and Gabal el Zeit area … Continue reading ACWA Power and Hassan Allam to build wind farm in Egypt

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Global Wind Energy Council launches wind industry’s COP27 campaign at Egypt’s West Bakr wind farm

The Global Wind Energy Council (‘GWEC’) today launched the wind industry’s journey to COP27 campaign at the new West Bakr wind farm in Egypt.  Following the visit, the GWEC team will be meeting throughout the week with Egyptian authorities to plan how the wind industry can contribute to the crucial talks in Sharm-El-Sheikh in November.  … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council launches wind industry’s COP27 campaign at Egypt’s West Bakr wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa delivers 250 MW of clean wind energy to Egypt

Erection and commissioning of 96 SG 2.6-114 wind turbines in less than 10 months; Long term maintenance provided through a 15-year service agreement; Generation of 1,000 GWh per year increasing Egypt’s installed wind energy capacity by 18%; First renewable energy project in Egypt to be energized through a 220kV Gas Insulated Substation developed by Siemens … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa delivers 250 MW of clean wind energy to Egypt

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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 … Continue reading New consortium to develop wind farm in Egypt

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Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

Under its 2030 vision, Egypt plans to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20 percent by 2022 and up to 42 percent by 2035, with wind power providing 14 percent, hydro power 2 percent, photovoltaic (PV) 22 percent, and concentrated solar power (CSP) 3 percent by 2035. Egypt has advanced from … Continue reading Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

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Egypt: Wind brings clean energy, growth and hope

To understand sustainable development, you need to look no further than Siemens Gamesa’s recent wind energy projects at Ras Ghareb, Egypt. From supporting health and education at the Ras Ghareb wind energy project, to providing employment and protecting biodiversity at the West Bakr wind farm, these projects are not just about providing clean electricity. The … Continue reading Egypt: Wind brings clean energy, growth and hope

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ACWA Power consortium wins Red Sea Project utilities deal

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded its highest-value contract to date to a consortium led by ACWA Power to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure. The contract, procured as an independent public-private partnership (PPP), will cover the design, construction and operation of the systems providing utilities, accompanied by … Continue reading ACWA Power consortium wins Red Sea Project utilities deal

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Egypt to establish new wind power complex with 2000 MW

Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker announced that work is now underway to construct a new wind power complex with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts in the Red Sea governorate – of which 500 megawatts will be generated by the German company Siemens. In a Sunday statement Shaker added that this step would … Continue reading Egypt to establish new wind power complex with 2000 MW

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Wind energy in Egypt, Vestas’ wind turbines for 252 MW EPC wind farm

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has placed a 252 MW order with Vestas for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project in Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Vestas has developed a solution that comprises the supply and installation of 70 V105-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode and a three-year Active … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt, Vestas’ wind turbines for 252 MW EPC wind farm

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Egypt, Denmark ink agreement on green transformation, renewable energy

Egypt’s ministries of international cooperation and electricity have inked the Egyptian-Danish Energy Partnership Program (2019-2022) agreement with the Energy Agency of the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities to push forward Egypt’s green transformation and invest in renewable energy. The agreement was signed by Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat and Minister of Electricity … Continue reading Egypt, Denmark ink agreement on green transformation, renewable energy

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Egypt inks $272mln wind power plant deal

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NERA) signed a contract with an Italian-French-Chilean consortium led by Vestas to build a wind power plant. The deal includes the establishment of a wind farm in the Gulf of Suez with a capacity of 250 megawatts (MW), the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, said in … Continue reading Egypt inks $272mln wind power plant deal

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Wind energy in Egypt, NREA, Denmark’s Vestas to sign 250 MW wind farm contract

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, are due to sign a contract for the implementation of a 250 MW wind power plant on Tuesday. Informed sources have told Daily News Egypt that the project’s terms have been agreed upon and reviewed by Egypt’s State Council. The sources added … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt, NREA, Denmark’s Vestas to sign 250 MW wind farm contract

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Wind energy in Egypt, EBRD approves loan for Gulf of Suez wind farm

The wind power plant is to be located in the Gulf of Suez, approximately 40 km north-west of Ras Ghareb.The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a long-term senior loan of $50m (equivalent to €42m) for Egypt to construct a 500 MW wind farm. The plant is to be located in the … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt, EBRD approves loan for Gulf of Suez wind farm

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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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