The wind farm is being built under a joint contract with Danish overseas aid agency Danida and the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). Five countries were asked to tender projects of 60 MW each by NREA in conjunction with foreign aid (Windpower Monthly, July 1999).
Nordex has also erected 16 turbines at the same location in the first 35 MW phase of Germany's contribution to the Zafarana wind plant. The German contract is with development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau. Millar says cabling and electrical work is underway, and the entire plant is expected to be on-line later this year.