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French company to build 120 megawatt wind turbine project in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s regime said on Monday it had signed a 210 million euro deal with France’s Vergnet Group to build a 120 megawatt wind turbine project.

Ethiopia suffers from frequent power shortages due to interruptions to its hydropower generation. Work on the wind farm at Ashegoda, near Mekele town in northern Tigray Region, is expected to be complete within three years.

The Ethiopian Electric Power Authority said in a statement that the project, the first of its kind in the country, will add 120 MW to the national grid, boosting total capacity to 934 MW.

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