Egypt signs first deal for Gabal al-Zeit

27 November 2007
The New & Renewable Energy Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italgen, a subsidiary of the Italcementi group, for the development of a wind farm in the Gabal al-Zeit area on the Red Sea coast.

Under the agreement, Italgen will carry out a feasibility study for a wind farm of up to 400 MW on the site.

The study is due to be completed in mid-2008. The Gabal al-Zeit area has a potential total capacity of 3,000 MW.

Egypt plans to generate 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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