The Emirati renewable energy firm Masdar today signed a deal to build another wind farm in Egypt.
Masdar along with the Egyptian renewable energy company Infinity and Egyptian contractor Hassan Allam will develop a 10 gigawatt onshore wind project, the official Emirates News Agency reported.
The agreement was made during the United Nations’ climate conference, COP27, which is currently taking place in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea.
Why it matters: Wind power is growing in Egypt, and the country has a few active wind farms. The wind farm on the Gulf of Suez in Ras Ghareb started operations in 2019 with a 262.5 megawatt (MW) capacity. The West Bakr wind farm, also located in the Gulf of Suez, began generating power last year and has a 250 MW capacity. Another wind farm in nearby Zafarana reportedly closed in 2021.
Wind farms in Egypt collectively had a capacity of 1,625 MW power as of 2021, according to the US International Trade Association.
Know more: Masdar and Infinity also recently announced their joint solar project in Sharm el-Sheikh is now operational.