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Egypt launches massive wind farm

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched several projects, including one of the largest wind farms in the world, which experts say will help the country overcome its crippling power crisis.

CAIRO — On July 24, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s giant sustainable wind farm, which is the "largest in the world" of its kind, according to the presidency spokesperson.

The new $670 million wind farm has 290 turbines with a 580-megawatt (MW) capacity. The wind installations are located off Gabal el-Zeit along the Red Sea coast and are clustered on 100 square kilometers (38.6 square miles).

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