The Egyptian turbine manufacturer will build and operate the projects in the east of the country. It is free to sell its power to customers, which, according to a company statement, means it is the first company in Egypt to sell electricity separately from the government.
The statement goes on to say a final contract between El Sewedy and the government has yet to be agreed.
Political instability in the country has left Egypt with a power shortage, but no timeframe or cost has been placed on the projects.
El Sewedy owns a 90% share of Spanish turbine manufacturer MTorres Olvgega Industries (MTOI), which produce 1.65MW turbines. As a result, MTOI has supplied turbines to El Sewedy projects across Africa, including the 61MW Al-Fatayeh development in eastern Libya — the country's first wind project.
The Egyptian government had planned to install 7.2GW of wind energy projects by 2020.