Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 G97-2.1MW wind turbines in Ras Ghareb, Gulf of Suez, Egypt – representing the company’s largest order in the country to date.
The order, totaling 262.5 MW of capacity, is for the Gulf of Suez wind farm of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA. Notably, according to Siemens Gamesa, this is the first privately backed wind farm being developed in Egypt, where until now, all the wind facilities had been backed by the NREA, the Egyptian renewable energy promotion body.
Specifically, the company received the order from a consortium of French energy group ENGIE, Japanese independent power providers Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., and Egyptian engineering and construction firm Orascom Construction.
Under the terms of the agreement, in addition to the supply and commissioning arrangement, SGRE will also handle the facility’s maintenance for 15 years. Installation of the 125 G97-2.1 MW turbines is scheduled to be complete by July 2019, and the facility is expected to be operational by the end of that year.
SGRE says it has installed 890 MW in Egypt to date.