One of the World’s Largest Wind Farms to Commence Construction in 2026 in Egypt

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The construction works on one of the World’s Largest Wind Farms in Egypt has been scheduled to break ground in 2026. This announcement comes as the country faces severe over cuts during a scorching summer, underscoring the urgent need for new energy sources.

In addition the onshore mega project ,with an investment exceeding $10 billion, this is predicted to start render electricity by 2032,infinity power, a joint adventure between this nation infinity and Abu Dhabi’s renewable  energy giant ,has introduced 10-gigawatt project. Primarily scheduled to commence this year, this project was delayed due to objection in acquiring land in the upper Egyptian region of west Sohag Mansour explained.

Egypt has been struggling with scheduled power outages for about 12 months, as high temperatures and other factors bruise the nation’s capability to meet the electricity demands of its over 105 million inhabitants. Regardless of shaving significant coastal gas fields and being a key exporter to Europe, Egypt has had to decline to importing LNG, with purchases this year projected to be the highest since six years ago.

The answer to the energy crisis, the management have distributed $1.2 billion for additional energy imports, including heavy fuel oil, to alleviate the power cuts this summer, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Thursday.

For this reason the electricity generated by the Sohag wind farm will significantly benefit this great nation, which plans to diactivate some of its gas-powered plants as renewable energy output increases. As a result the country aims to boost the share of renewables in its energy mix to 42% by six years to come, reflecting its ambitious commitment to sustainable energy development.

The Wind Farm Project Achieves Key Milestone

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, along with Infinity Power, the largest African renewable energy developer, and Hassan Allam Utilities, a sustainable infrastructure focused development and investment platform, signed a Land Access Agreement with the Egyptian Government for the consortium’s 10GW capacity onshore wind farm in Egypt, set to be one of the largest in the world, with a project value exceeding US$10 billion.

On the other hand the landmark wind project will produce 47,790 GWh of clean energy per year and cut around 9 percent of Egypt’s annual carbon emissions by displacing 23.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide year long. Even more important this wind farm will also help Egypt meet its meaningful objective of sourcing 42 percent of its energy from renewables by 6 years time. Furthermore the10 GW wind farm will save this nation an estimated US$5 billion in natural gas costs per year.

All this witnessed by the Prime Minister of Egypt, HE Moustafa Madbouly and HE Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt, although the agreement was signed by Mohamed Ismail Mansour, Chairman of Infinity Power, Karim Hefzy, Chief Operating Officer at Hassan Allam Utilities and Dr. Mohamed Asaad Taher, Senior Manager, Business Development and Investment at Masdar.

Significance of One of the World’s Largest Wind Farms in Egypt

Above all these studies represent an important step forward in the project evolution, and the findings will be vital in progressing towards construction. As a result under this construction the wind farm will deliver significant benefits to native communities, including job creation with commitments to hire locally, community support initiatives, and the protection and support of the natural environment.

The agreement gives the Consortium access to a 3025 km2 area of land located in West Suhag, and will allow the consortium to conduct the necessary development studies to progress the project. This will include resource measurement campaigns, geotechnical and topographic surveys, in addition to the environmental studies to ensure minimal environmental impact.

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