Mauritania: first wind 30 MW energy plant inaugurated

Mauritanian President Ould Abdel Aziz inaugurated Tuesday the country’s first wind energy plant expected to produce about 30 megawatt, enough to cover 14% of energy need of the capital, Nouakchott.

The new energy plant worth €43 million was co-funded by Mauritania and the Arab Fund for economic and social development.

Mauritanian minister of energy Ahmed Salem Ould Bechir said the country is seriously considering developing its wind energy capacity which has been so far untapped.

The minister said that thanks to several new and renewable energy projects Mauritania can cover 32% of its total energy need.

Separately, President Aziz launched another 180 MW energy plant project, co-financed by Mauritania, the Arab Fund for economic and social development and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB.)

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