Contract for 50.4 MW signed

Plans for Morocco's long awaited 50.4 MW wind farm (Windpower Monthly, January 1997) inched forward last month when a wind turbine purchase contract was signed between Danish Vestas and the French development consortium comprising utility Electricité de France, Paribas Bank and wind engineering consultants Germa. The project is to cost $64 million. The planned wind station, at Koudia al-Baidain in Tetuan province in the north of the country, is expected to produce 200 million kWh a year. It will become the first major wind farm in Africa and cover the needs of 400,000 electricity users in Morocco.