MoU Signed with ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) about the Implementation of up to 800 MW of Wind Energy
At the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum that took place in the Kempinski Hotel in Accra between the 22nd and 24th of October 2019, NEK Umwelttechnik AG has signed with ECREEE a future-oriented Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding Upwind's Wind Energy pipeline in Ghana.
In recent weeks, two 125 m high wind measuring masts have been installed on the site of the future Wind Farm Konikablo in Ghana. The meteorological data is transmitted since mid-March 2019.
While our 225 MW wind farm Ayitepa in Ghana is fully permitted in the meanwhile, the project at Konikablo is also making substantial development progress. As a next step, we have handed-in to the Energy Commission by mid of January 2018 the application for the so-called Siting Permit.
After a lengthy approval- and registration process, which took us more than 3 years, the required land lease contract for the part of the project area, which is managed by the Government of Ghana, could be signed recently.
On 24th October 2016, we received the Airspace Safety Permit from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority regarding the construction and operation of the 225 MW wind farm at Ayitepa. This was the last missing permit which completes now the application process for this project.