Dec. 01, 2022
Participation in the Onshore Wind IPP Project in Egypt-Concluding a project financing agreement for a 500 MW onshore wind farm, one of the largest of its kind in Egypt-
The Project involves the construction, ownership and operation of onshore wind farm that can generate approximately 500MW of electricity, which amounts to the annual power consumption of around 1 million households, in Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea Governorate along the Gulf of Suez, situated some 240 kilometers southeast of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. When completed, the Project is slated to sell electricity to Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company over approximately 25 years. The construction is scheduled to take approximately two and a half years until 2025, and the completed facility is expected to become one of the largest onshore wind farms in Egypt. Sumitomo Corporation will engage in the development, construction and operation of the wind farm by leveraging its expertise acquired through its track record of overseas onshore wind farm projects in the United States, the Republic of South Africa, the People's Republic of China, and other locations.
The Project is to be co-financed by JBIC, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, and others through a project financing scheme, for which an agreement-signing ceremony took place locally on November 30, 2022. The portion financed by private financial institutions will be covered by Overseas Untied Loan Insurance provided by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI).
The Egyptian government upholds the target of increasing the proportion of renewable energy in its national electricity mix to 35% by 2030, and further to 42% by 2035. With the aim of contributing to achieving a sustainable society. Sumitomo Corporation is striving to develop and deploy carbon-free energy such as hydrogen, and has set a medium-term goal to double the supply of renewable energy to 3 GW or more by 2030 on a net ownership generation capacity basis. Through the Project, which isSumitomo Corporation ’s first large-scale wind power generation project in the Middle East region, Sumitomo Corporation aims to contribute to Egypt’s energy transition as well as to the development of its local communities and economy.
|Name of the project
| Amunet 500 MW Wind Power in Egypt
|Approx. 500 MW (approx. 6.5 MW x 77 wind turbines)
|Ras Ghareb (approx. 240 km south of Cairo, along the Red Sea)
|AMUNET (AMEA: approx. 60%, Sumitomo Corporation: approx. 40%)
|Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
|Commercial operation scheduled to commence in 2025
|Group of banks participating in the project financing scheme
|Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Standard Chartered Bank; The portion financed by private financial institutions will be covered by Overseas Untied Loan Insurance provided by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI).
■Sumitomo Corporation’s overseas onshore wind power project
AMEA (Formal name:AMEA Power)
|United Arab Emirates
|Hussain Al Nowais
|Description of business
|Development of renewable energy projects
AMUNET (Formal name: AMUNET WIND POWER COMPANY S.A.E.)
|Description of business
|Wind power generation and sale of electricity
Sumitomo Corporation’s Material Issues
Sumitomo Corporation Group positions “Six Material Issues to Achieve Sustainable Growth with Society” as an important factor in developing business strategies and in the decision-making process for individual businesses. Going forward, we will pursue sustainable growth by resolving these issues through our business activities. This project especially contributes to the following material Issues.