Djibouti.. A new wind energy project doubles the currently generated power approximately

جيبوتي.. مشروع جديد للطاقة الريحية يرفع الطاقة المولدة حاليا إلى الضعف تقريبا

Djibouti – It is expected that the wind farm in Djibouti, with a capacity of 59 megawatts, being built by Siemens Gamesa, will nearly double the current electricity generation in the country, helping to reduce the cost of electricity and carbon dioxide emissions.

Siemens Gamesa has signed a contract to build the first renewable energy facility in Djibouti, according to a statement from this leading global company in the wind energy industry.

The capacity of this farm will be 59 megawatts, almost doubling the current power generation capacity in this East African country, which is produced from fossil fuel sources.

Due to the increased demand for energy attributed to population growth and the establishment of infrastructure for ports and railways, the country, which currently imports its electricity consumption from Ethiopia, needs additional capacities of renewable energies.

This new project, which is part of Djibouti’s program for the development of renewable energy, will provide clean energy, reduce the cost of electricity, and enhance economic development.

Seventeen wind turbines will be installed near Goubet in the Tadjoura Gulf in Djibouti, on a site covering 395 hectares.

Earlier, international and African investors signed an agreement protocol in the Djiboutian capital to finance the construction and operation of the wind farm, which is the first renewable energy project that this group of investors intends to establish in Djibouti.

These efforts are part of Djibouti’s initiatives to meet the energy needs of port infrastructure facilities and those related to railways in the country.