First wind farm in Algeria scheduled for 2012

25 January 2010

The first wind farm in Algeria will be operational in 2012, according to a press release from Vergnet, the company which will be carrying out the work.

Vergnet has just won the invitation to tender for the project, for an amount of 34 million Dollars. The installation will be constructed in the south of the country, at Adrar, and will consist of ten wind generator units with a total capacity of 10 MW.

With the wind farm Algeria will be pursuing its policy of developing renewable sources of energy, an area in which the country intends to co-operate with Spain in particular.

The two countries announced an agreement in this sector on Thursday 21 January, on the occasion of a meeting presided over by the Spanish Government leader José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

A working group will be studying in particular the possibilities of interconnection between Algeria and Europe. The results will be presented next 6 and 7 June at the Mediterranean Union summit conference in Barcelona.<br/>

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