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Saudi Group Set to Build 10-GW Wind Farm in Egypt

July 17, 2023

Egypt’s support for renewable energy has received another boost, with ACWA Power and Egyptian officials on July 17 signing an agreement to allocate land for a 10-GW wind power project.

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power, the world’s largest private water desalination company, on Monday announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the New and Renewable Energy Authority of Egypt (NREA) for the installation.

Officials said the MoU allocates about 3,000 square kilometers, or about 1,160 square miles, of land west of Sohag, an urban center on the west bank of the Nile River, for the project. Monday’s agreement is the next step in the facility’s development after an initial agreement was signed by ACWA Power, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co., and the NREA in November 2022.

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