First Turbine in Djibouti

The diminutive East African nation of Djibouti has had its first turbine installed by Siemens Gamesa. The 17-turbine, 59MW Ghoubet windfarm in Arta, close to the saline crater-Lake Assal, is under construction on a 395-hectare site and will likely be commissioned in 2022. A consortium of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Dutch development bank FMO, Climate Investor One, and Great Horn Investment Holdings is developing the windfarm. The project is Siemens first on the continent with an African investor. Djibouti will become only the ninth nation of Africa’s 54 to have installed capacity. The others according to International Renewable Agency (IRENA) data are South Africa (2,636MW),

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