Delivering more than steel
Zafarana wind farm

The wind farm at Zafarana is located on the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. It is capable of producing 33 mega watts in winds that often gust to 10 meters per second.

Its location suffers from particularly harsh desert conditions such as extreme heat, sand storms and salty sea air. To prepare the turbines to cope with these conditions they were specially prepared by to prevent sand from getting into the units. The rotor-blade cleaning schedule had to be increased to three times per year.

This project included the supply, fabrication and delivery of the steel structure for the 55 towers erected at the site.

Approximate quantity

1,100 tons.

Scope of work

  • NDT requirements. 
  • Application of one primer coat for steel structure.
  • Sandblasting to SA21/2 for painted items.

Time of completion

12 months.


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