Eni orders GE turbines for 48-MW Kazakh wind project

2-MW GE wind turbine.

September 27 (Renewables Now) - Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) said on Thursday it has ordered 13 GE turbines for the 48-MW Badamsha wind project in Kazakhstan.

GE Renewable Energy, part of US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE), will supply 13 pieces of its 3.8-130 onshore wind turbines for the particular project, located in the Aktobe oblast. The wind farm is expected to become operational by the end of next year.

Eni took the final investment decision to build the plant in June, having already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE to promote the development of renewables in Kazakhstan.

According to Luca Cosentino, executive vice president of the energy solutions department at Eni, the Italian company will invest some EUR 1.2 billion (USD 1.4bn) in renewable energy over the next four years. This includes solar, wind and hybrid projects.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.171)

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