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SkyPower of Canada eyes 3 GW of green projects in Egypt - report

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February 24 (SeeNews) - Canadian solar firm SkyPower has expressed willingness to install 3,000 MW of renewable energy capacity in Egypt over five years, the Amwal Al Ghad magazine reported.

Officials from the firm held a meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Monday to discuss the matter. The magazine cited cabinet spokesman Hossam Qawish as saying that Egypt is still reviewing the offers  received from other power firms.

At the start of 2015 Egypt prequalified a number of solar and wind energy companies to build wind and solar parks in the country. The list includes Italy's Enel Green Power, Indian Tata Power, ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia, Acciona Energia SA, US-based First Solar Inc and Scatec Solar ASA of Norway, among others.

SkyPower and joint venture partner FAS Energy of Saudi Arabia already have plans for 3,000 MW of utility-scale solar farms in Nigeria.

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