Wind farm inaugurated Thursday on Cape Verdean island of Santiago

20 October 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 20 Oct – The Santiago wind farm, located at Monte Sao Filipe, the design project of which was the responsibility of Cape Verdean company Cabeólica, is due to be inaugurated Thursday the Cape Verdean press reported.

Cabeólica, which was set up in 2009, has as its national partners the Cape Verdean government and water and electricity company Electra, and its international partners are InfraCo Limited, the Africa Finance Corporation and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation.

The partnership involves construction of four wind farms on four islands of the archipelago – Santiago, Sao Vicente, Boa Vista and Sal, which in total will have an installed capacity of around 25.5 megawatts (MW).

In Santiago the farm covers around 30 hectares and has a total of 11 wind turbines with an installed capacity of around 10 MW.

This project required investment of approximately 56 million euros, of which 45 million euros were provided by the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank. (macauhub)