Gulf El Zeit-NREA wind farm is a 120MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Red Sea, Egypt. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 120 120 Active Red Sea, Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority


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The project is developed and owned by New and Renewable Energy Authority.

The project generates 536,000MWh electricity thereby offsetting 294,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $178.511m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in July 2018.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 60 units of G80-2.0 MW turbines, each with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2018, for a period of 3 years.

About New and Renewable Energy Authority

New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is a government-owned and controlled corporation that provides renewable energy technologies to Egypt. The company coordinates with national and international institutions to plan and implement the renewable energy programs. The company in coordination with other concerned national and international institutions it entrusted to plan and implement renewable energy programs. It is responsible for renewable energy resource assessment; research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of the different re technologies including solar, wind and biomass; and implementation of renewable energy projects. It also does Research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of the different RE technologies focusing on solar, wind and biomass. The company’s information center develops the integrated information systems and also develops the data base to support NREA activities. NREA is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.


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