Vestas is providing a customized solution for Senegal's first large utility-scale 159-megawatt wind energy project - the largest wind project in West Africa, Vestas announced Monday.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was signed with Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye, a company majority-owned by renewable power generation company, Lekela.
According to the statement, The Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye wind farm will expand the country’s generation capacity by 15 percent.
French developer Sarreole also part-owns the company and has been involved in the project from the beginning. It has developed 1.3 gigawatts of wind and solar projects across Africa to date.
"Today, Senegal’s energy matrix mainly depends on costly imported fossil fuels. By banking on renewables, Senegal will be able to generate clean, reliable and competitively-priced energy to fulfill the rapidly expanding local grid," Vestas said.
By Gulsen Cagatay