Suez Canal Project in Mongolia

The Business Council of Mongolia just reported that a company called “GDF Suez” has signed a memorandum of understanding with Newcom on developing renewable energy resources in Mongolia, at the occasion of the French Foreign Minister visiting Mongolia.

I know Newcom as the leading Mongolian renewable energy company. They are operating the Salkhit wind farm.

I had not heard of GDF Suez, though.

From their Wikipedia article I understand that this company has its roots in the 19th Century project of building the Suez Canal. The “GDF” part comes from “Gaz de France”, a company that joined in a merger in 2006.

Of course, the Suez Canal was a large scale project with a significant global impact.

I think that a large scale renewable energy project in the Mongolian Gobi desert may have at least the same kind of impact as the Suez Canal had at the time.

Bonus link: My book “Energy from the Mongolian Gobi desert” (Free PDF file).


Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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