Spanish manufacturer Gamesa signed a deal for the construction of the 220MW Gulf of El Zayt wind farm on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.

Gamsa was awarded the project by the New & Renewable Energy Authority, following an international tender to install 110 of its G80 2MW turbines at the project.

The wind farm will receive public financing from the Japan International Cooperation Agency and is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2017.

“The fact that Gamesa was selected for this project, for which all the major global OEMs bid, evidences yet again our products’ tremendous competitiveness,” said Gamesa chairman for Europe and Rest of the World Ricardo Chocarro.

Under the scope of the agreement, Gamesa will handle the supply, installation and commissioning of the machines starting in September 2015.

Source: Renews