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Egypt to invite bids for wind energy park in September

12 July 2010

The Egyptian electricity ministry has said it will float an international tender in September for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind-energy park in the Gulf of Suez, Bloomberg has reported. "Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind farms," a spokesman for the ministry said. "With solar power, plant costs are very high, and with hydraulic power reaching its maximum capacity, wind farms remain the best option for renewable energy in Egypt."

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