UAE-based renewable energy company Masdar has unveiled 6MW wind farm in the Republic of Seychelles.
The Port Victoria Wind Farm, consisting of eight turbines, will generate clean electricity enough to power around 2,100 homes, reducing 5,500 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
This project was developed by Masdar and funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
Commenting on the development, Masdar CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said the new wind power project will redirect fuel savings into investments in infrastructure development, social programs and to boost economic growth.
Republic of Seychelles President James Michel said, "Access to sustainable, clean sources of energy is vital to our long-term economic development.
"The addition of wind power is a major step toward meeting our clean energy targets and reducing our dependency on imported sources of power. We look forward to further opportunities to assess our wind power potential and continue to diversify our energy mix."
Meanwhile, Masdar is developing several other renewable projects, including 15MW solar power plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a 500KW solar photovoltaic power plant on the island of Vava’u in the Kingdom of Tonga.