Gamesa secures 160MW turbine supply contracts in Egypt

7 April 2016 (Last Updated April 7th, 2016 18:30)

Gamesa has secured engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for two wind farms totalling 160MW in Egypt.

Gamesa has secured engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for two wind farms totalling 160MW in Egypt.

Both projects are located in the Gabbal El Zayt region along the Red Sea coastline.

Under the first contract, Gamesa will supply, install and commission 60 units of its G80-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 120MW project funded by the Spanish government through its fund for international business expansion.

The company will deliver the turbines in October, which will enter service in the third quarter of 2017.

The second contract will require Gamesa to supply another 20 pieces of G80-2.0 MW turbines totalling 40MW, in order to expand an existing operational 200MW complex. The existing facility was also awarded to Gamesa by NREA through an international public tender in 2011.

These 20 new turbines will be delivered during the last quarter of this year for commissioning in early 2017.

"These 20 new turbines will be delivered during the last quarter of this year for commissioning in early 2017."

German development bank, KfW will finance the planned expansion.

Gamesa's G80-2.0 MW turbines were tailor made for desert conditions, corrosive atmosphere and high temperatures typical of the Egyptian market.

The company will also be responsible for overseeing construction of the civil engineering and electric infrastructure needed to install and operate these facilities, and will handle their maintenance for the next three years.

Since its entry into the Egyptian market in 2003, Gamesa has installed nearly 600MW and services.

In addition, Gamesa has a presence in other African countries, including Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Mauritius and Kenya as a turbine supplier, installer and wind farm O&M service provider.