DEC windfarm in the Somali region is now open to the world.

August 5, 2021

Starting in 2018, a Chinese team from DEC (Dongfang Electric Corporation) planned & constructed the Aysha wind farm. The powerplant is part of China’s strategic Belt & Road program, with the objective of becoming a Global Electric Powerhouse. Developing land and marine networks to connect Asia with Africa and Europe. The Somali Region, known for its endless desert and scorching heat, as well as substantial temperature variations from day to night, now contains the region’s first Wind Farm, which is now open to the rest of the globe. The power facility is situated at the crossroads of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia. This is DEC’s first wind power EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) project outside of the United States. The power plant has a total capacity of 120MW and uses 48 direct drive wind turbine generators, each of which emits 2.5MW. A contemporary substation helps to distribute 230KV outside a high voltage distribution system to support the powerplant. The Aysha wind farm project will supply 467GWH of yearly electric power for Diredawa Industrial Park, Addis-Djibouti Railway, and Djibouti once it is fully operational, boosting the growth of the “Addis-Djibouti” economic corridor. Due to strong winds during the dry season, the gap in electric power distribution will be filled, reducing the reliance on hydropower.

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