Gamesa Wins EPC Contracts for Two Wind Farms in Egypt
Madrid, Spain - Gamesa has secured two new EPC orders for the construction of two wind farms in Egypt. The facilities will have combined capacity of 160 MW and are located in the Gabbal El Zayt region along the Red Sea coastline.
The second order, meanwhile, is for the supply of another 20 G80-2.0 MW turbines (40 MW) in order to expand an existing operational 200-MW complex, which was also awarded to Gamesa by NREA 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. As with phase one of this project, the expansion will once again be financed by the German development bank, KfW.
On aggregate, the company has been contracted to install a total of 80 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines, the optimal model for the desert conditions, corrosive atmosphere and high temperatures typical of the Egyptian market, thanks to its robust build, reliability and adaptability.
In addition, since 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.
Gamesa entered the market in Egypt in 2003 when it won its first turbine supply contract for the Zafarana wind farm. Since then, the company has installed nearly 600 MW in this country and services over 400 MW under O&M agreements.
Source: IWR Online, 05 Apr 2016