Siemens Gamesa to supply 125 turbines for windfarm in Egypt

5 January 2018 (Last Updated January 5th, 2018 11:30)

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a contract to supply wind turbines for the Ras Ghareb Wind Energy farm on the Gulf of Suez in Egypt.

Siemens Gamesa to supply 125 turbines for windfarm in Egypt
Installation of the turbines at Gulf of Suez wind farm will be completed by July next year. Credit: Vasilios Muselimis / Unsplash.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a contract to supply wind turbines for the Ras Ghareb Wind Energy farm on the Gulf of Suez in Egypt.

The contract was awarded by a consortium comprising French energy group ENGIE, Japanese independent power providers Toyota Tsusho and Eurus Energy, and Egyptian engineering and construction firm Orascom Construction.

“The deal includes delivery and installation of 125 G97-2.1MW turbines.”

The deal includes delivery and installation of 125 G97-2.1MW turbines, which are capable of generating 262.5MW of renewable electricity.

Installation of the turbines is expected to be completed by July next year, with plans to commence operation by the end of that year.

Besides the supply and commissioning arrangement, Siemens Gamesa will also provide maintenance services for the windfarm for a period of 15 years.

The project is claimed to be one of the first privately-backed windfarms being developed in Egypt.