Eni, GE win 48-MW project in Kazakh wind auction

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September 25 (Renewables Now) - A joint venture of Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) and General Electric (NYSE:GE) has secured a 48-MW wind project in an online reverse auction in Kazakhstan’s Northern Zone.

The particular project, to be located in the region of Aktobe, will be an expansion of the 48-MW Badamsha 1 wind farm, which is currently being installed, Eni said on Tuesday. 

The Italian group noted the original Badamsha scheme is its first large-scale investment in the wind sector and is also developed in partnership with GE. The under-construction power plant is slated for completion by end-2019.

Awarded to ArmWind LLP, the Badamsha 1 project took part in Kazakhstan’s third auction for wind power capacity. The scheme is part of Eni’s decarbonisation strategy and is in line with a plan to develop over 60 brownfield and greenfield renewables projects globally with a combined capacity exceeding 1.6 GW by 2022.

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