Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power. The 100MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Adama and Assela, approximately 150 km south of the capital Addis Ababa and will contributetoclean and affordable powerfor the country’s electricity grid. The wind farm will be made up of 29 SG3.4-132 wind turbines and is expected to be commissioned by the start of 2023.The project will generate about 300,000 MWh per year. Siemens Gamesa will provide full engineering, procurement, and turnkey construction.
The Assela wind project will be financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Danida Business Finance adding to a loan agreementsigned between the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and Danske Bank A/S.