GE, EDF and Mitsui to Build 87 MW Wind Farm in Morocco

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co to supply equipment for the 87 MW Taza onshore wind farm in Morocco.

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co to supply equipment for the 87 MW Taza onshore wind farm. Twenty-seven of GE’s 3.2-85 onshore wind turbines will be installed near Taza, in the North of Morocco.

The project is part of the energy strategy of Morocco, which has a goal of producing 52% of its installed electric power from renewable energies by 2030.

The Taza project is expected to start operations at the beginning of 2022, powering the equivalent of 350,000 homes and saving up to 200,000 tons of CO2. This project adds to the 200 MW GE Renewable Energy has built-in Morocco at the Akhfenir wind farm, which has been in operation since 2014.

Manar al-Moneef, GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind regional leader for MENAT, said: “Morocco, which has a great potential for wind energy and has been an early mover in the journey toward renewable energy integration, has achieved great progress toward its renewable energy targets. We are thrilled to be partnering with EDF and Mitsui & Co., Ltd and to reinforce our position in the country.”

Recenly, we had reported that GE had been selected by the PÜSPÖK Group as the supplier for two wind projects in Austria. The 157 MW project, which will use 30 GE Cypress onshore wind turbine units, represents important progress for GE in the country. The deal, which includes a multi-year service contract, will enable GE to establish a service organization in the country next year.

The PÜSPÖK Group will operate the Cypress turbines at 5.5 MW, with a rotor diameter of 158 m and two-piece blades provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The wind farms nominal capacity of 157 MW will generate 380 GWh of electricity per year – equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 85,000 households (4,400 KWh per household).

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