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Green light for 250MW Gulf of Suez wind farm started in 2009

Green light for 250MW Gulf of Suez wind farm started in 2009

EGYPT: A consortium of French utility Engie, Egyptian company Orascom Construction, and Japanese firms Toyota Tsusho and Eurus Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 250MW wind farm near Ras Ghareb on the Gulf of Suez, clearing the way for the project to proceed to financial close.

Siemens Gamesa opens first blade factory in MEA region

Siemens Gamesa opens first blade factory in MEA region

MOROCCO: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) officially opened its new blade manufacturing plant in Tangier, northern Morocco, in mid-October. It is the first such facility in Africa or the Middle East.

'Argentina is now sexy'

'Argentina is now sexy'

ARGENTINA: The country may be a latecomer to the Latin American wind boom, but ambitious targets and radical economic reforms mean this is the perfect time to grab a slice of the pie.

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government's 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power.


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