December 23, 2020

Lekela Power installs 1st wind turbine of West Bakr project

ArabFinance: Renewable power generation company Lekela Power installed the first wind turbine of its 250-megawatt capacity West Bakr wind power project in Ras Ghareb, Egypt, according to a statement.

The company said a total of 96 turbines will be installed by Siemens Gamesa, with the wind farm set to become operational in 2021.

Being part of the government’s build, own, operate scheme, the project will prevent more than 550,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The country strives to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2022, the statement highlighted.

Ayman Saad, general manager of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energies in Egypt, said, “The wind turbine blades will be mounted on a total of 96 SG 2.6-114 turbine units...the wind farm will increase Egypt’s wind power capacity by a well-needed 18%.”


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