Gamesa scores Kuwait wind farm contract
Spanish firm to supply five turbines for 10MW project in Shagaya Renewable Energy Park.
Gamesa has landed a maiden contract in the Middle East to supply turbines for Kuwait’s first wind farm.
The Spanish company will install five G97 turbines capable of generating 2MW each at the project in the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park. The company did not reveal the value of the deal.
Compatriot energy company Elecnor (60%) is developing the project in joint venture with local EPC partner Alghanim (40%). The wind farm is expected to be commissioned by 2016.
The Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, around 100km north of Kuwait City, is the centre piece of the Kuwaiti government's plan to meet 15% of its total energy needs through renewables. It will have total installed capacity of 2005 MW by 2030.
The wind farm awarded to Elecnor is part of the first phase of development, along with a solar thermal and a PV plant. The three facilities will have combined installed capacity of 70 MW.