Siemens Gamesa Installs First Turbine in Djibouti

Siemens Gamesa has installed its first ever turbine in the African country of Djibouti at the 59MW Goubet wind farm.

Goubet, which is located on 395 hectares in the Arta region close to Lake Assal, will comprise 17 3.4-132 machines in total.

Siemens Gamesa sealed a contract in early January 2020 to supply and build the country’s first ever wind plant.

The company will also provide maintenance to the wind farm once it is fully operational.

The project is Siemens Gamesa’s first in Africa with the leadership and participation of an African investor.

A consortium of the Africa Finance Corporation, the Dutch development bank FMO, Climate Investor One and local company Great Horn Investment Holdings is developing the wind farm.

The project is covered by MIGA, the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.