The largest onshore wind farm in Egypt
Located on the Gulf of Suez, and covering 625 km2, Gabel El-Zayt will be the largest onshore wind farm in Egypt with a planned capacity of 3 GW by 2020. This project is financed by the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW).
The GIS substation
This new GIS substation will be the first substation to transmit the produced power from the wind farm to the electricity network. To suit the specific needs of the wind park, Alstom Grid is offering a solution to increase the availability of the substation and therefore the reliability of the electricity supply.
“Delivering our GIS technology to the Gabel El-Zayt wind farm and renewing our collaboration with EETC further establishes Alstom Grid’s commitment to support Egypt’s renewal goal and the growing regional electricity needs”, declared Jean-Pierre Faure, Regional Vice-President Western Europe and Africa for Alstom Grid.
The scope of the project
The scope of this turnkey project includes civil works, as well as eleven 220 kV GIS Bays, 43 Medium Voltage (MV) GIS Switchgear, two 125 MVA power transformers, Automation and Telecommunication systems. All Alstom products are manufactured in France and Turkey.
The substation is due to be commissioned at the end of 2013.