The project which is expected to kick off in few months time will be located in the Gabbal El Zayt region, along the Red Sea coastline and it will have a capacity of 160 MW.
Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) awarded the first contract for the supply of a total of 120 MW after an international tender in which the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) participated.
Camesa will be responsible in supplying, installation and commissioning of 60 G80-2.0 MW wind turbines at the new project.
The mega project which is being funded by the Spanish government through its Fund for International Business Expansion is expected is expected to boost the power situation of Egypt as the country is currently looking into stabilizing its power situation.
Gmesa is expected to begin the project by October and it’s expected that the project will be commissioned by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
The second activity for Gamesa will be supply of 20 G80-2.0 MW turbines which have a total capacity of 40 MW in order to expand an already operational 200 MW wind farm. NREA also awarded Gamesa that contract by means of international public tender in 2011. These 20 new turbines will be delivered during the last quarter of this year for commissioning in early 2017.
According to Gamesa, its G80-2.0 MW turbines are the optimal model for the desert conditions, corrosive atmosphere and high temperatures typical of the Egyptian market.
In addition, because these are EPC contracts, the company will also handle construction of the civil engineering and electric infrastructure needed to install and operate these facilities and will handle their maintenance for the next three years.