Egypt's Adabiya Port receives 42 turbine blades for Ras Ghareb wind farm

Ahram Online , Jehad El-Sayed , Thursday 22 Sep 2022

Egypt’s port of Adabiya in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) received a shipment from Italy of 42 turbine blades for the Ras Ghareb wind farm, according to a cabinet statement on Thursday.

Ras Ghareb


The delivery is part of the electricity ministry’s strategy to boost Egypt’s use of renewable energy in light of the country’s hosting of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh this November, the statement said.

A number of wind turbines will also arrive over the coming days, the statement added.

In July, the US-based Global Energy Monitor (GEM) said that Egypt is first among Arab countries when it comes to combined utility-scale solar and wind generation with 3.5 GW in total, according to the Egyptian Cabinet.

The UAE comes second among Arab states with 2.6 GW, followed by Morocco and Jordan with 1.9 GW and 1.7 GW, respectively.

Egypt plans to add an extra 3.3 GW of utility-scale wind and solar power projects, raising its national combined capacity to 6.8 GW by 2024, according to the non-governmental organisation.

The country is also first among Arab countries in terms of wind power alone, with its wind farms generating 1.6 GW of electricity.

Since 2014, the Egyptian government has been working to expand renewable energy sources to ensure energy security, and has partnered with development banks to attract private investments in the renewable energy sector.

Under its Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy (ISES), Egypt aims to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 42 percent by 2035.

Egypt has implemented multiple renewable energy projects over the past decade, including the Benban Solar Park in Upper Egypt's Aswan. Being the largest in Africa and one of the largest worldwide, Benban Solar Park houses more than 32 solar energy projects from photovoltaic cells with a total capacity of about 1,465 megawatts.

Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) is also set to launch an international tender to install photovoltaic solar cells on the rooftops of some of its residential buildings to generate electricity with an estimated capacity of 130 megawatts.

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