Mesfin Industrial seals 76 mln Birr deal to make poles for Aysha Wind Farm II


Mesfin Industrial Engineering P.L.C. (MIE) signed a USD 2.77 million deal with Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) to manufacture a pole to hold the wind turbines of the Aysha II wind farm.
Based on the commitment DECL made to the government to partner with a local company in the project, MIE was chosen based on its performance according to Daniel Gebre, Marketing Manager of MIE.
“We entered in to a Memorandum of Understanding with the company before got the project and now we signed to deliver the products within nine and half months,” he said.
The agreement which was signed July 5, 2018, will enable DECL to get some turbine carrying poles, others will be imported.
This will help transfer technology and save foreign currency while increasing the competitiveness of the company.
The wind farm which is going to have 80 turbines at 1.5 megawatts each is located in the Ethiopian Somali Region located 20km from Djibouti’s border which makes the project strategic. It will be in Aysha City which is located in the Shenele Zone of the region. Aysha City is where an industrial park will be built.
The region has more than four million people. It is the second largest region of the country next to Oromia, known for its livestock, crop production and lately crude oil extract.
Dongfang, an enterprise group directly supervised by the Chinese Central Government, is headquartered in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province.  The company has been involved in international project contracting for 30 years, and specializes in contracting for power stations.
This will be the fourth wind farm after Adama I, Adama II and Ashegoda wind farms which have a capacity to generate 324 Megawatts in total.