Spanish wind turbine company Gamesa has signed a new contract to construct the 220-megawatt Gulf of El Zayt wind farm on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.
Gamesa will install 110 sets of its 2-MW turbines. The project, which was awarded by the New & Renewable Energy Authority by means of an international tender, will receive public financing from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Under the scope of the agreement, Gamesa will handle the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines starting from September 2015. The company will also handle construction of the civil engineering and electric infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility and will provide operations and maintenance services for three years. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2017.