Windhoist is happy to announce that we recently returned to Morocco to take part in another exciting project. We will be erecting the turbines at Midelt wind farm, which will be our fourth project in the country.
The turbines for this project are being supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). Many components, such as the towers and blades, will be produced in Morocco. This is not only beneficial for the local economy, but helps to reduce the manufacturing process carbon footprint of each individual turbine significantly.
Our team will be responsible for erecting each turbine from initial site inspection all the way through to final sign off, having carried out all of the relevant checks and tests to ensure a smooth handover.
When fully operational, Midelt wind farm will produce 180 MW of energy which is sufficient to power a city with a population of half a million. In addition, this will help to reduce Moroccan CO2 emissions by over 400,000 tonnes every year.
The wind energy production potential of Morocco is incredibly high, yet thus far largely untapped. In 2013 just over 5% of electricity in the country came from wind, yet it has the potential to produce an estimated 25,000 MW.
However, progress is moving quickly. Midelt is part of the larger The 850 MW Projet Éolien Intégré. This is intended to help Morocco meet its commitments to renewable energy production, specifically its goal of acquiring over 40% of its electricity demands by 2020, and over half by 2030.
Windhoist is delighted to be involved with such a forward-thinking project in a country with such a rich renewable energy potential. Good luck to our team in Midelt, and keep an eye out for updates on the project’s progress on our blog.
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