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DEC opens its first overseas wind farm project in Ethiopia to the world

Updated: Aug 5, 2021 sasac.gov.cn Print
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Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) held an online open house event at the Aysha Wind Farm Project in Ethiopia on July 12, showcasing the progress of the project and the company's contribution to local development.

It is the first wind power project in the Somali Region of the country and the first of its kind to be generally contracted by DEC overseas.

Equipped with 48 sets of 2.5-megawatt permanent magnet direct drive wind power generator units, the project has a total installed capacity of 120 MW.

In addition to the generator units, booster stations, turbine groups, power transmission lines and areas for living can also be found at the project site.

The construction site of the modern booster station designed and built to Chinese standards was livestreamed at the event, as was the hoisting of the wind turbines.

Once operational, the project with an annual power output of 467 gigawatt-hours will provide power to the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway, the Dire Dawa Industrial Park and the Republic of Djibouti and will also ensure stable and sufficient power for the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Economic Corridor.

It's worth noting that the project has provided more than 300 local jobs.

DEC has stepped up its development in more than 70 countries and regions in both traditional industries like hydropower, thermal power, rail transit and power transmission sectors and newly emerged industries related to renewable energy, solid waste treatment, international trade and comprehensive energy utilization.

The company will continue to promote China-made equipment in more overseas projects and fulfill the idea of building a community with a shared future for mankind by promoting clean energy and cooperating with local people.

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