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Turbine supplier selected for 87MW Taza wind farm in Morocco

Turbine supplier selected for 87MW Taza wind farm in Morocco

GE Renewable Energy announced that it has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co to supply equipment for the 87MW Taza wind farm in Morocco. Twenty-seven of GE’s 3.2-85 onshore wind turbines will be installed near Taza, in the North of the country. The project is part of Morocco’s energy strategy, which has a goal of producing 52% of its installed electric power from renewable energies by 2030.

The Taza wind farm 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. GE Renewable Energy noted that this project adds to its 200MW that it has already built at the Akhfenir wind farm in Morocco, 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.”

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Source: EsiAfrica

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