Assela 1 Wind Project is a 100.05MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Oromia, Ethiopia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2020 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in May 2023. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and is currently owned by Ethiopian Electric Power with a stake of 100%.

The project is expected to generate 300,000MWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 400,000 households. The project is expected to offset 260,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $300m.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2020. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by May 2023.

Contractors involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company is expected to provide 29 units of SG 3.4-132 turbines, each with 3.45MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the wind power project for a period of 5 years.

The rotor blades are likely to be supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The blade length is expected to be 132.000m.

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About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy AS (Siemens Gamesa), a subsidiary of Siemens AG, is a renewable energy company that manufactures and markets wind turbines. The company offers products such as generators, rotors, towers or hubs, and electric drives and control systems for wind turbine systems and wind farms. It also provides onshore and offshore wind power solutions. Siemens Gamesa offers design and installation, repair and maintenance, wind farm management, testing and diagnostic service, technical support and training services. The company's products find applications in power generation and distribution, energy automation, turbine control, communication, fire safety among others. It has operations in Brande, Vejle and Aalborg, Denmark. Siemens Gamesa is headquartered in Brande, Denmark.

About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (Siemens Gamesa), formerly Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA, a subsidiary of Siemens Energy AG, is a supplier of wind power solutions. The company designs, manufactures and sells both onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company also carries out the management, monitoring and maintenance of wind farms. Its services include diagnostic services, energy thrust, multi-brand, and offshore logistics services. The company also uses digital tools to predict, detect and fix issues remotely. The company has its operational presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Siemens Gamesa is headquartered in Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain.


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