GDF is go for 300MW Moroccan wind

The wind farm will be sited in the southern Moroccan desert

The wind farm will be sited in the southern Moroccan desert

French utility GDF Suez has pressed the start button on the 300MW Tarfaya project in Morocco.

Tarfaya – which GDF is billing as the largest wind project in Africa – reached financial close at the end of 2012, it says.

The wind farm will sell its power to Morocco’s state utility ONEE under a 20-year deal, and will account for 40% of the North African nation's wind capacity, adds GDF.

It expects full operations at the plant, on a coastal site in the southern Moroccan desert, at the end of 2014. The French group says the good wind conditions should enable a load factor of 45%.

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