In Morocco, GE is to supply 56 turbines to a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm developed by Energie Eolienne du Maroc.

In the energy giant’s first order for turbines in North Africa, GE will deliver the 1.7-100 products to Akhfennir, in southern Morocco, one of the wind farms in the first phase of the Moroccan Integrated Wind Energy project.

The government blueprint aims to generate 2,000 MW of wind power by 2020 through an investment of Moroccan Dirhams 31.5 billion (US$3.6 billion).

The power generated by the plant is intended to support industrial companies under Morocco’s Power Purchase Agreement, thus further stimulating the economy by creating new jobs and supporting the local supply chain.

Five new sites are being planned to utilize Morocco’s strong potential in wind power, estimated at 25,000 MW.