GE RENEWABLE ENERGY GE Renewable Energy, EDF RE and Mitsui & Co., Ltd to Build 87 MW Taza Onshore Wind Farm in Morocco

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • Electric Energy

GE Renewable Energy announced today (Sept 14) that it has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co., Ltd to supply equipment for the 87 MW Taza onshore wind farm. Twenty-seven of GE's 3.2-85 onshore wind turbines will be installed near Taza, in the North of Morocco. The project is part of the energy strategy of Morocco, which has a goal of producing 52% of its installed electric power from renewable energies by 2030.

The Taza project is expected to start operations at the beginning of 2022, powering the equivalent of 350,000 homes and saving up to 200,000 tons of CO2.

This project adds to the 200 MW GE Renewable Energy has built in Morocco at the Akhfenir wind farm, which has been in operation since 2014.

Manar al-Moneef, GE Renewable Energy's Onshore Wind regional leader for MENAT, said: "Morocco, which has a great potential for wind energy and has been an early mover in the journey toward renewable energy integration, has achieved great progress toward its renewable energy targets. We are thrilled to be partnering with EDF and Mitsui & Co., Ltd and to reinforce our position in the country."

GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.

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