West Bakr Wind
Mainstream's African joint venture, Lekela Power owns the 252 MW West Bakr wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The project was initially awarded to a consortium of Mainstream and Actis in 2015 and subsequently transferred to Lekela. West Bakr has a 20-year PPA with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (“EETC”), the state utility.
The West Bakr project reached financial close in August 2019 and is expected to achieve commercial operations date in Q3 2021. It was awarded the Renewables Deal of the year for Middle East & Africa by the Infrastructure Investor 2019 awards.
Construction work underway
Breaking of ground at the West Bakr project site, on the shores of the Gulf of Suez, was officially celebrated by Lekela Power at a ceremony in Cairo, with Ministers for environment, electricity and planning in attendance.
West Bakr Wind will create up to 550 jobs during its peak construction phase.
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