Boujdour Wind Farm: General Electric to Supply Turnkey Substations

General Electric (GE) has been awarded a contract for the construction of two substations in the south of Morocco.

General Electric (GE) has been awarded a contract for the construction of two substations in the south of Morocco. They will evacuate electricity from Boujdour Wind Farm, and other renewable energy projects, to neighboring communities, and connect it to the national grid.

The project is owned and developed by the National Office for Electricity (ONEE) and other private partners, and consists of a 300 MW wind farm. In the long run, it is expected to provide clean energy to approximately 200,000 homes across the country.

The Boujdour site is part of a large integrated wind power project, totaling some 850 MW at different sites, which itself is part of Morocco’s ambitious renewable energy program to install around 10 GW of additional capacity renewable by 2030. This represents more than 52% of Moroccan installed capacity.

The two turnkey substations, one with a capacity of 400 kV and the other of 225 kV, will be built using GE technology, a statement said.

“To fully support the project, GE is involved in the planning, design and execution of planned installations using network code studies, detailed design, compensation solutions, gas and air insulated switchgear, power transformers and reactors, as well as full automation solutions.”

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