Mainstream and Lekela Power
Gulf of Suez
Lekela Power and consortium
Commercial operation date:
Located in the Gulf of Suez reached financial close in August 2019, the final stage before construction begins. The project will take advantage of a world class wind resource to produce 250MW of clean, reliable power at a highly competitive price.
In March 2020, the 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, pictured above.
Located 30 kilometres north-west of Ras Ghareb, the project is part of the Egyptian Government’s Build, Own, Operate (BOO) framework. Taking advantage of the excellent wind resource in the Gulf of Suez, the project will increase Egypt's wind energy capacity by 18%, and will be a key pillar of Egypt’s ambition to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022.
Lekela signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the New and Renewable Energy Authority in February 2019, and reached financial close in August 2019. The project is expected to be operational in 2021.