The EIB and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed today a loan agreement of EUR 115 million for financing a wind farm in the Gulf of Suez to further expand energy generation from renewable resources. The wind farm will contribute to meet growing electricity demand using sustainable wind energy.
In the presence of Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation and European Union Delegation Chargé d’Affairs, Reinhold Brender, the financing agreements were signed in Cairo today by Mr. Heinz Olbers, EIB Director of operations in the Neighbourhood Countries and Dr. Engineer Mohamed Mousa Omran Executive Chairman of New and Renewable Energy Authority.
“The EIB is proud to finance the Gulf of Suez wind farm which contributes to environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation. The project is in line with the Bank’s objective to provide more finance to renewable energy projects. The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest financier of climate action; last year we provided EUR 20.7 billion for climate-related investment across Europe and around the world.” said Heinz Olbers, European Investment Bank’s Director of operations in the Neighbourhood Countries.
The Gulf of Suez wind farm project involves the design, construction, and commissioning of a large-size onshore wind farm of about 200MW located on the west bank of the Gulf of Suez, some 400 km southeast of Cairo with up to 100 turbines will be installed. The site, of a size of around about 57 km², is characterised by its arid desert conditions and has very favourable wind resources.
Credit: All Africa