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Djibouti

Djibouti set for 60MW wind farm

DJIBOUTI: Djibouti's state-owned electricity company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) to assess the feasibility of a 60MW wind power plant near Lake Assal, to the west of the capital.

Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa
Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa

The feasibility study should be completed by the end of the year, said Yousef Fakhroo, QPI's global communications manager.

The company, with a broad portfolio of energy investments, is seeking to  develop its activities abroad, especially in Africa.

If it goes ahead, the plant would be Djibouti's first industrial-scale wind power facility. The country is keen to diversify its energy mix away from expensive diesel-powered plant.

The Djibouti Electricity Company also has a long-standing agreement with the American-affiliated Maple Indian Ocean Resources to build a 40MW wind and solar plant near Lake Goubet, also west of the capital.

Another, smaller project is under evaluation near the southern town of Ali Sabieh.



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