Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced a 262 MW order for Ras Ghareb wind farm, located in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez, Renewables Now reported.
The order was signed in Q4 2017 and was secured from a consortium involving France’s Engie, Japans’ Toyota Tsusho Corp and Eurus Energy Holdings Corp, in addition to Egypt’s Orascom Construction.
Siemens will install 125 of its G97-2.1 MW turbines. Under the agreement, the turbines are expected to be installed by July 2019, with the wind farm projected to start operations by the end of the same year. The project was financially closed in December 2017. It is the first privately-backed wind farm being developed in the country.
The order represents the biggest order for Siemens in Egypt, where the company has so far installed as much as 890 MW. Siemens expects to build 6,500 MW of wind capacity in Egypt by 2o26, and believes the country offers strong growth potential for renewable energy.