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Masdar assesses Seychelles wind power

Study is underway to identify best locations for wind turbines

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Masdar is conducting wind tests
Masdar is conducting wind tests

Masdar and the Seychelles Government have announced they will be carrying out a wind resource assessment study for the proposed wind power project on the island of Mahe.

The Abu Dhabi based energy initiative has unveiled the study as part of an agreement between the two parties to develop renewable energy in the Seychelles.

As part of the study four wind measurement masts will be installed to measure wind speed and direction, among other things. The masts will be used for a minimum of one year.

Studies have already been undertaken by Masdar in the area, and findings suggest that wind power is potentially viable in on Mahe. This latest study will take between 12 and 15 months.

It is expected the masts will be installed by the end of 2009, and a tender for the work will be issued shortly.
 

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