• Gulf of Suez, Egypt
  • Gulf of Suez, Egypt
  • Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Egypt, Gulf of Suez

Energy Type

In November 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) in the presence of President El-Sisi under which Lekela will develop, construct and operate a 250 megawatt wind farm as part of the Egyptian Government’s Build, Own, Operate framework.

The project has been in development since the signing of the MOU and is moving towards the start of construction targeting commencement during 2018. Development work being undertaken includes collection of wind data at site, environmental action plans, selection of equipment suppliers and contractors, securing land and relevant permits, and the arrangement of finance and capital to support the project.

The project is located on the Gulf of Suez approximately 30km North-West of Ras Ghareb in extremely windy conditions which will deliver high capacity factors and allow the wind farm to sell power to EETC at a competitive rate.