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Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. Construction of the wind farm, which will be located in the Gabal El-Zeit area, will be tendered on a build-own-operate basis, Abou El-Ella told in an interview in Cairo.

“Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind turbines,” Abou El-Ella 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.”

View Comments (4)


  1. Bobbi Liedy

    September 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Egypt is fantastic, I have been to Sharm el-Sheikh once and feel like visiting again soon.

  2. Niamo

    September 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    OMGGGG i love egyptt!!!! i always wanted to go there in my life!!! but my mom is a asshole and wont let me go anywhere because she wants me bedridden

  3. Melly

    September 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I love Egypt. Its so fasinating how the pyramids are created! I want to go there, and I have to planned to go there once or twice in my lifetime. I always wanted to see the many temples of the egyptian gods & goddesses – and of course the pyramids.

  4. emily

    October 21, 2010 at 8:18 am

    i loveeeeeeeeee egypt(:

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