Egypt’s 10GW wind farm Project takes major step towards construction

  • Date: 15-May-2024
  • Source: Saudi Gulf Projects
  • Sector:Agriculture
  • Country:Egypt
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Egypt’s 10GW wind farm Project takes major step towards construction

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, along with Infinity Power, the largest African renewable energy developer, and Hassan Allam Utilities, a sustainable infrastructure focused development and investment platform, have today signed a Land Access Agreement with the Egyptian Government for the consortium’s 10GW capacity onshore wind farm in Egypt, set to be one of the largest in the world, with a project value exceeding US$10 billion.

The agreement gives the Consortium access to a 3025 km2 area of land located in West Suhag, and will allow the consortium to conduct the necessary development studies to progress the project. This will include resource measurement campaigns, geotechnical and topographic surveys, in addition to the environmental studies to ensure minimal environmental impact.

These studies represent an important step forward in the project development, and the findings will be vital in progressing towards construction. Once under construction the wind farm will deliver significant benefits to local communities, including job creation with commitments to hire locally, community support initiatives, and the protection and support of the natural environment.

The landmark wind project will produce 47,790 GWh of clean energy per year and cut around 9 percent of Egypt’s annual carbon emissions