27 nov 2009 |
Press release: Grontmij | Carl Bro wins two major wind farm projects
Grontmij | Carl Bro will work a client
consultant for the next 6-7 years on two major international wind farm
projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt, Egypt and Lam Thakong, Thailand.
Grontmij | Carl Bro has won two major
international consulting contracts for wind farm projects in Egypt and
Thailand. The company thereby reconfirms its position as one of the
leaders within wind farm project engineering.
First large-scale wind farm in El-Zayt
project in Egypt is the first large-scale wind farm development in the
region of El-Zayt. It is financed by the Egyptian government, the EU and
Germany’s KfW development bank.
Divisional director Arne Buhl
Petersen from Grontmij | Carl Bro says: “We see many perspectives in the
wind farm project because it is very large scale and because there are
plans for subsequent wind farm projects in the Red Sea region.”
200 MW wind farm will be built 130 km north of the Hurghada holiday
centre and is currently just a wind-swept wilderness with the Red Sea
highway as its nearest neighbour. Besides project design work in
establishing the wind farm itself, Grontmij | Carl Bro will assist in
developing the infrastructure, including a high voltage connection, a
transformer station and facilities for the work force that will build
the wind farm.
First phase project of 50 MW in Thailand
project in Thailand is one of the first large-scale onshore wind farms
in the country. The site is situated on a plateau 600-700 meters above
sea level in Lam Thakong 200 km north east of Bangkok. It is the first
phase project of 50 MW with a second phase to come. The local developer
is Ringergy Ltd.
Grontmij | Carl Bro’s role
the next six to seven years, Grontmij | Carl Bro will work as a client
consultant on the two projects. The work includes project management,
project and conceptual design, electrical grid, foundations, access
roads, tendering, infrastructure and inspection during the guarantee
Furthermore, on the Egyptian project Grontmij |
Carl Bro will supply CDM documentation and manage the implementation of
avoidance measures with respect to the many migratory birds which pass
through the region twice a year in large numbers and at relatively low
“These two projects will demonstrate our high
expertise level when it comes to wind power and establish Grontmij |
Carl Bro in the client consultant role for wind farm projects all over
the world.” Arne Buhl Petersen concludes.