The Aftissat wind farm, located 50 kilometers south of the city of Boujdour, in southern Morocco, is in the process of being expanded.
It is after GE renewable energy, a subsidiary of the American conglomerate General Electric (GE), has announced that it has been selected to deploy its Cypress technology comprising the installation of 40 onshore wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 5 MW, and a rotor diameter of 158 m for the project.
The company was selected by Ãnergie Windienne du Maroc (EEM), a subsidiary of Nareva Holding and the owner of the Aftissat wind farm, which began commercial operation in October 2018. The installation currently has a total of 56 Siemens turbines with a nominal capacity of 3.6 MW, for a total capacity of 201, 6 MW.
Expectations for the Aftissat wind farm project
GE Renewable Energy is expected to commission the new turbines in 2023, on which the capacity of the Aftissat wind farm will be increased to 401.6 MW, making the installation the largest of its kind in the North African country.
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The electricity produced in the facility, which GE Renewable Energy is also expected to operate for a period of 20 years, is intended to support industrial companies under power purchase contracts, in line with Morocco’s goal of install 52% of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
The extension of the Aftissat wind farm will also increase the installed capacity of the Nareva group, which currently operates the 300 MW Tarfaya wind farm with Engie, the 50.6 MW Foum El Oued wind farm, the 50 , 6 MW from Haouma and the 201.1 MW park from Akhfennir. 1 and 2 wind farms.
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