Gamesa lands major turbine contract in Egypt

Spain’s Gamesa has signed a contract with Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority to deliver 200 MW of turbines for wind energy projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt, on the Red Sea coast.

The initiative is being financed by multilateral funding from Germany’s kfW Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and the European Union via the Neighbourhood Investment Facility.

Gamesa will supply a total of 100 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines. It will also perform turbine assembly, erection and start-up services, and provide operation and maintenance services for a period of five years.

The manufacture of the turbines will begin in 2012, with delivery scheduled over the course of 2013.

According to Gamesa, its G80-2.0 MW turbine is an ideal choice for desert sites, corrosive environments and high temperatures; all characteristics of the Egyptian market.

Gamesa has operated in the country since 2003, when it signed its first contract to supply wind turbines to Zafarana wind farm. The company has installed 406 MW of turbine capacity in Egypt, and currently handles maintenance services at four wind farms there.

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