Gamesa says it has signed a contract with New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to deliver 200 MW of turbines to wind energy projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt, on Egypt's Red Sea coast.
Gamesa will supply a total of 100 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines. It will also perform turbine assembly, erection and start-up services, as well as provide operation and maintenance services for a period of five years. Gamesa will begin manufacturing the turbines destined for this contract in 2012, with delivery scheduled over the course of 2013.
The project is financed by multilateral funding from Germany's kfW Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and the European Union via the Neighbourhood Investment Facility. NREA was advised by Danish consulting firm Carl Bro (Grontmij).
Gamesa has operated in Egypt since 2003, when it signed its first contract to supply wind turbines to the Zafarana wind farm. The company has installed 406 MW of wind turbine capacity in Egypt and currently handles maintenance services at four wind farms in the country.