With a 500 MW power production capacity this is ENGIE’s largest onshore wind project
Red Sea Wind Energy together with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 500 MW Build-Own-Operate Wind Farm near Ras Ghareb, Egypt.
Red Sea Wind Energy is a consortium comprising ENGIE, Orascom Construction, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation.
Located on the shores of the Gulf of Suez, 40 km North-West of Ras Ghareb in Egypt, Gulf of Suez Project 2 will be the largest onshore wind power plant in ENGIE’s portfolio.
The project meets strict environmental standards and supports Egypt’s transition to renewable energy.
Once fully operational, the plant will be the largest privately developed utility-scale wind power plant in Egypt, capable of delivering clean power to more than 800,000 Egyptian homes.
By leveraging the exceptional wind resources in the Gulf of Suez area, with 360 days of wind per year, will significantly support Egypt’s decarbonization efforts.
Overall, the Gulf of Suez 2 wind farm will contribute to Egypt’s renewable power generation goals of having 42% electricity produced from renewable sources by 2030 and will reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 1,000,000 tons annually, a press communique indicated.
This new 500 MW wind farm project builds on the past success achieved by the consortium in developing Gulf of Suez 1 – Ras Ghareb Wind Farm (262.5 MW), Egypt’s first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) project of its kind and size.