Eni to start building 48-MW Kazakh wind farm in Q4 2018 - report

Wind turbines. Source: EBRD (www.ebrd.com).

October 24 (Renewables Now) - Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) will start building the 48-MW Badamsha wind farm in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe region in the fourth quarter of 2018, the company told Trend News Agency.

As previously announced, the process of building the facility is seen to be concluded by late 2019. The wind farm should be producing about 198 GWh annually upon completion.

Eni took the Final Investment Decision (FID) to build, develop and operate the Badamsha plant in June 2018, after having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with General Electric (NYSE:GE), and the Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev, to promote the development of renewables in Kazakhstan.

General Electric will supply 13 pieces of its 3.8-130 onshore wind turbines for the Badamsha project.

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