Jabal al-Zeit wind farm

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Jabal el-Zeit wind farm

The wind farm of Jabal Al-Zait is a power plant which produces electricity by wind energy. The wind farm is located in Jabal al-Zeit after Ras Gharib in the Red Sea Governorate. The plant area is 100 square kilometres, with 300 wind turbines. The construction project of the plant started in 2015. The cost of the Jabal Al-Zayt farm reached about 12 billion Egyptian pounds. The farm was established with the objectives of increasing the amount of clean energy in the Egyptian national network and reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.[1][2] The European Union has provided a 30 million Euro grant to the project which costs a total of 340 million Euros. Several European donors, including the German Development Bank, have also contributed to this ambitious project on the shores of the Red Sea, with the aim of generating clean energy.[3][4] In total, the Gabal El-Zayt project generates 580 MW, each turbine producing 2000 kilos of electricity, compared to 850 kilos per turbine at Zaafarana. Each turbine is cleaned every two years and undergoes maintenance every six months.

Al-Zeit wind farm
Al-Zeit wind farm
Jabal al-Zeit wind farm (Egypt)

The capabilities of the plant[5][6][change | change source]

  • The station consists of three administrative buildings, including the station's control rooms building, which have been created and designed in line with international standards.
  • Inside the turbine columns of the farm there are electric lifts for periodic maintenance, the turbine rotation speed can reaches 16 rpm, and the wind speed in the station area reaches 12-33 m / s.
  • The production rate at Jabal al-Zeit plant reached a standard number, which is 52% of the total capacity of the station.
  • The station contains a system for monitoring Bird migration through the radar, where the turbines are stopped when they pass and then restart later. This system is created in order to maintain the safety of the birds, which may reach 300 thousand birds.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Middle East's largest wind farm in Jabal al-Zeit, Egypt - REVE News of the wind sector in Spain and in the world".
  2. "Gabel El Zeit Wind farm complex (Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all) - United Nations Partnerships for SDGs platform". sustainabledevelopment.un.org.
  3. "The Egyptian winds, a clean energy source | EU Neighbours". www.euneighbours.eu. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  4. "Wind Farm Gulf of el Zayt". www.eib.org. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  5. الاقتصادي, بلدنا نيوز (8 July 2020). "تعرف على أكبر محطة رياح فى العالم بمنطقة جبل الزيت بالبحر الأحمر - ميكروسكوب - بلدنا نيوز الاقتصادي". www.bneconomy.com.
  6. الله, إبراهيم شرع (8 December 2019). "شاهد-- قصة أكبر مزرعة مصرية لتوليد الطاقة من الرياح فى العالم". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.