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Egypt inaugurates largest wind power plant in MENA

The 200MWs-plant was established with investments worth $285.6mmn that include consulting services in cooperation with the German government, European Investment Bank (EIB), and European Commission

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Egypt’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry has inaugurated the largest wind power plant in Middle East and Africa located in Gabal el Zeit, Red Sea governorate.

The ministry said in a statement that the 200MWs-plant was established with investments worth $285.6mmn that include consulting services in cooperation with the German government, European Investment Bank (EIB), and European Commission.

According to the ministry, realisation of the project lasted over 30 months through 4 phases. The first phase included supply and installation of 100 wind turbines, 2 MWs for each, while the second phase included the civil and electrical works.

Third phase included establishing the administrative building and housing units while the fourth one encompassed executing substation.

This comes among the agreement signed between the Egyptian government and its German counterpart and the European partners; European Commission, German KfW Development Bank, and European Investment Bank.

The new wind power plant is set to generate around 800 GWh annually to save around 180,000 tonnes of oil per year.
Egyptian electricity sector targets renewal energy to represent 20 percent of the total generated power by 2022.

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