Mauritania gets its first wind farm

MAURITANIA: Gamesa is making its first venture into Mauritania by supplying the north west African country with 30MW for its first commercial wind farm.

The projects will use Gamesa's 2MW turbine
The projects will use Gamesa's 2MW turbine

The Spanish turbine maker will supply and install 15 G97 2MW turbines to the Nouakchott wind plant, in the country’s capital.

It is being built by Spanish engineering company Elecnor for the Mauritanian public owned utility Somelec.

Construction work on the site started on 9 May with the turbines due to be delivered in early 2014. The project is scheduled to be operational by mid-2014.

Gamesa will carry out operation and maintenance services for 11 years.

The EUR 54 million project is financed by the Mauritanian government and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.

Gamesa has had a presence in Africa since 1999 including Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, with more than 860MW installed and under maintenance contracts.


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