General Electric has bagged a contract to supply 56 turbines for a wind farm in North Africa.
The 100MW wind farm, being developed by Energie Eolienne du Maroc (EEM), will be located near Akhfennir in southern Morocco.
Power generated from the wind farm will support industrial companies under Morocco’s Power Purchase Agreement.
The project is one of the wind farms in the first phase of the Moroccan Government’s Integrated Wind Energy project, which aims to generate 200MW of wind power by 2020.
Jeff Immelt, GE’s Chairman and CEO said: “Our wind turbine technology is a strong fit to help Morocco meet its wind power goal and support the country’s industrialisation.”
Morocco has set a target of achieving 42% of installed renewable capacity by 2020.