New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), the Egyptian government institution responsible for the promotion and development of renewable energy in the North African country has placed a 252 MW order, including a three-year service agreement, with Vestas Wind Systems A/S for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project in Gulf of Suez.
The Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines has developed a solution that comprises the supply and installation of 70 V105-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode and a three-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, capable of maximizing the project’s annual energy production while meeting the local tip-height restriction and the national grid code requirements.
Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the project
Leveraging its experience from more than 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe, the company will also manage the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) side of the project, which includes related civil and electrical works and the substation for the connection to the national grid.
Commenting on the order, Muhamed Bou-Zeid, the General Manager of Vestas Middle East and North Africa (MENA) said that they are proud to be back in Egypt and to continue their work to help transform the country’s energy infrastructure into a reliable system of clean power supply.
“Our wide portfolio of solutions and services can help NREA ensure price stability and security of energy supply over time, and in turn, demand less reliance on fossil-fuel-based energy sources” explained Bou-Zeid.
When fully operational in 2023, the project’s annual production capacity is expected to reach 1027 GWh of clean energy and according to NREA save around 560,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions within the same timeframe. It will be jointly financed by the European Investment Bank, KfW, Agence Française de Développement, and the European Commission.