Khartoum (Agencies) - The Sudanese government signed a contract to establish the first wind power plant with a capacity of 1400 MW in seven years
"The contract was signed with Africa Renewable Energy Company and Vestas Wind Systems for the establishment of the first wind power plant with a capacity of 1400 megawatts starting with the production of 200 megawatts as a first phase," said Saleh Ali Abdullah, General Manager of Sudan Electricity Holding Company, affirming the government’s concern over utilizing the huge potentials of the renewable energy in Sudan.
For his part, representative of the company (Africa Renewable Energies) Omar Osman said that the studies conducted confirmed that Sudan will occupy a leading position in the field of wind energy, which is less expensive compared to other types of generation.
In 2012 informed the International Atomic Energy Agency its intention to use nuclear power technology to generate electricity in a long-term plan prepared by the Electricity Authority until 2031 aiming at providing 23 thousand megawatts of available energy (water, gas and coal) and clean energy.
It also aims at producing electricity by nuclear power to cover the increasing demand for electricity.
The increase in demand for electricity in Sudan is 14 percent annually and the annual production reaches 3,000 megawatts, in addition to the importation of additional 250 megawatts from Ethiopia.
Acknowledging the huge potential for renewable energies in Sudan, the government intends to develop renewable energy power projects in order to promote sustainable development.
Vestas Wind Systems is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It was founded in 1945, and as of 2013, it is the largest wind turbine company in the world. The company operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States, and employs more than 21,000 people globally
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