On this Global Wind Day we are proud to show our EWT DW54-900KW turbine completing its 19-day journey from the Netherlands to Dongola in Sudan’s Northern State, marking the inaugural milestone towards the country’s first commercial-scale wind energy plant. Construction will begin shortly and is estimated to take two to three weeks.
Funded by the government of Sudan and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the EWT turbine will demonstrate the viability of utility-scale wind energy in Africa’s third largest nation, and is expected to provide power to 14,000 people, connecting to the national grid. The project will be used as a showcase for future windfarms across Sudan, in support of the government’s efforts to attract renewable energy investment. It aims to capitalize on the nation’s significant wind-energy potential to improve access to energy, diversify Sudan’s power sources, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.