3 February 2010 - Vergnet said it has been awarded a $33M (EUR 24M) contract to build the first wind farm in Algeria. This project is part of a policy of energy diversification in Algeria.
With a capacity of 10 MW, the farm will be built in Adrar, in Southern Algeria, and should be operational in 2012.
This contract was awarded by Compagnie de l'engineering de l' électricité et du gaz (CEEG), a subsidiary of the Algerian electricity and gas company SONELGAZ.
The VERGNET group will be responsible for designing, manufacturing and installing this farm, which will comprise 10 1 MW GEV HP wind turbines.
The terms of the project allow for a period of 23 months from the coming into force of the contract, which should take place in the near future.