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Siemens Gamesa has started the construction of the 250 MW West Bakr Wind project in Egypt which is owned by the renewable power generation company Lekela. Siemens Gamesa will install 96 SG 2.6-114 turbines through a turnkey EPC contract and will provide long term maintenance through a 15-year service agreement.
 
The first wind turbines will be delivered in mid-2020 and the project is set to be fully operational in 2021. The Power Purchase Agreement and Network Connection Contract was signed by Lekela with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the New and Renewable Energy Company Authority earlier this year. All civil and most electrical and logistical work will be handled by local subcontractors and the majority of the wind turbine towers will be produced in Egypt. In total, 70% of the project construction scope will be delivered by local subcontractors.
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