Project is being jointly financed by the European Investment Bank, KfW, Agence Française de Développement and the European Commission
Vestas has won an order from the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). The deal outlines the supply of 252MW of wind turbine solutions for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project in Egypt.
According to a statement, Vestas has developed a solution that comprises the supply and installation of 70 V105-3.45MW wind turbines in 3.6MW Power Optimised Mode and a three-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. The solution will maximise the project’s annual energy production, while meeting the local tip-height restriction and the national grid code requirements, the company said.
“Building on our 40 years of experience and our leadership in the renewable energy sector, we are proud to be back in Egypt and continue our work there to help transform its energy infrastructure into a reliable system of clean power supply. Our wide portfolio of solutions and services can help NREA ensure price stability and security of energy supply over time, and in turn, demand less reliance on fossil-fuel based energy sources,” said Muhamed Bou-Zeid, general manager of Vestas Mena.
Vestas will also manage the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project, which is said to include related civil and electrical works and the substation for the connection to the national grid.
The Gulf of Suez 1 wind project is planned to be fully operational in 2023. Once operational, the project’s annual production is expected to reach 1027GWh of clean energy. The NREA says this will save around 560,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.