GE turbines to power 200-MW wind project in Morocco

GE Cypress platform turbine. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.

October 1 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy has secured a 200-MW wind turbine order in Morocco from Energie Eolienne du Maroc (EEM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nareva Holding.

The renewable energy arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) on Thursday said it will supply 40 of its Cypress onshore wind turbines for the 200-MW Aftissat wind farm extension project. To be operated at 5 MW, the turbines are expected to start spinning in 2023.

The project is designed to support industrial companies under power purchase agreements (PPAs), GE said, contributing to Morocco’s objective of reaching a 52% renewables share of installed capacity by 2030.

The order, which includes a 20-year full-service agreement, adds to GE Renewable Energy’s 287-MW installed base and backlog in the country.

GE previously partnered with Nareva on the construction of the 200-MW Akhfenir wind farm in 2016.

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