The first contract, worth Eur 25 million ($27 million) and financed by Danida, was placed with the company’s Danish subsidiary Vestas International Wind Technology. A second Eur 40 million ($43 million) contract, financed by Germany’s Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), was awarded for the supply and installation of turbines on a turnkey basis to a consortium comprising Vestas Deutschland, ABB New Venturesof Europe and Egypt’s Kolaly Engineering.

The consultant is Riso Wind Consult of Denmark,which advised on the pilot phase of the project in 1999 set up by Nordix, also of Denmark, and financed by the Danish International Development Agency (Danida – MEED 29:3:02).