DJIBOUTI: Siemens Gamesa will build the 60 MW Ghoubet wind farm

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DJIBOUTI: Siemens Gamesa will build the 60 MW Ghoubet wind farm©SkyLynx/Shutterstock

The Spanish company Siemens Gamesa has been chosen to build the wind turbines for the Ghoubet wind farm in the Arta region, along the border with the Tadjourah region. The facility will have a capacity of 60 MW.

A little more is known about the Ghoubet wind project in Djibouti. It will be implemented by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The Spanish company plans to install 17 SG3.4-132 wind turbines on an area of 395 hectares near the cove (a small bay, editor’s note) of Ghoubet in the region of Arta, along the border with the region of Tadjourah. The turbines will be carried by 150m high masts (rods). The Ghoubet wind farm will have a capacity of 60 MW.

“The new facility, which is part of a growing national renewable energy development programme, will provide clean energy, reduce the cost of electricity and enable Djibouti’s 940,000 inhabitants and its industries to strengthen its electricity independence and economic development,” says Siemens Gamesa. The wind turbine specialist points out that civil engineering works and ten kilometres of roads and interior tracks will be built as part of the project.

All the works will be delivered in 2021. Siemens Gamesa is also responsible for the maintenance of the future installation. As a reminder, the Ghoubet wind project is being developed by a consortium consisting of the Dutch Development Finance Corporation (FMO), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a pan-African infrastructure development fund based in Lagos, Nigeria, Climate Fund Managers (CFM), a climate investment fund manager, and Great HornInvestment Holding (GHIH), an investment fund set up for the development of Djibouti.

The electricity generated at the Ghoubet wind farm will be sold by the consortium to Electricité de Djibouti (EDD), the national electricity production company, for a period of 25 years. The electricity will be transmitted via a 230 kV overhead transmission line, approximately 3.5 km long, to the Ghoubet substation.

Jean Marie Takouleu


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