GES STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN EGYPT WITH THE INSTALLATION OF ANOTHER 250 MW
GES undertakes the installation of the 96 wind turbines of the farm near the Gulf of Suez.
GES, provider of engineering, construction and maintenance for renewable energy plants strengthens its position as provider of wind energy in Egypt and has begun the installation of 96 wind turbines in the Rash Ghareb area (Gulf of Suez). In total, the wind farm will produce more than 1.000 GWh per year and will supply energy to more than 350,000 household avoiding the emission of around 550,000 tons of CO2 per year.
The installation of the turbines (with 2.6 MW unitary power) will take approximately four months and the wind farm will begin to operate in the third quarter of 2021. The construction of this plant, located 30 kilometers northwest of Ras Ghareb, will increase the wind energy capacity of the country by 18% reaching the 1,650 MW in 2021.
With the construction of this plant, Egypt moves forwards to the diversification of the energy mix, with the target of having the 20% of the electricity coming from renewable sources. For next years, Egypt has set very ambitious renewable energy targets in order to lead the energetic transition of the country and guarantee the supply of most clean, reliable and affordable energies.
Between 2005 and 2009, GES built 4 wind farms in Egypt with a total capacity of 405 MW, including civil works, substations and medium and high voltage lines. Later, in 2016 it carried out electrical works on the medium voltage lines of two wind farms with a capacity of 340 MW.