Siemens Gamesa builds wind farm in Ethiopia backed by Danish cash

With economic assistance from both Danish funds and Danske Bank, Siemens Gamesa expands into Africa's fourth-largest country with a task to install and operate a 100-MW wind farm, while an even larger project lies further on the horizon.

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Siemens Gamesa starts 2021 by entering a new market. The OEM has signed its first contract in Ethiopia with state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EPP) concerning the installation of project Assela, rated at 100 MW. The wind farm, set to feature 29 model SG 3.4-132 units, is forecast to enter operation in the spring of 2023, Siemens Gamesa informs in a statement.

"Siemens Gamesa is intent on expanding its leadership across Africa, and in turn help a growing transition to green energy across the continent," writes Roberto Sabalza, chief executive for Onshore Southern Europe and Africa at Siemens Gamesa. 

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