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Lekela Power announced on 6 December that groundbreaking has taken place at its 158.7MW Taiba N’Diaye wind power project, 70km north of Dakar. The plant is expected to start operating in 2020 and will supply power to more than 2m people. It will occupy a 67ha site and use 46 3.45MW V126 turbines supplied by Vestas, supported by the Danish export credit agency Eksport Kredit Fonden (EKF), which covered 50% of the project cost. Vestas is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and will also be responsible for operations and maintenance.