Goldwind to install 5 MW of wind turbines in Kazakhstan - report

Goldwind 2.5-MW wind turbine.

January 4 (Renewables Now) - Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd (HKG:2208) has won an order to install two wind turbines in Kazakhstan with a combined capacity of 5 MW, news agency Kazinform reports.

The deal was awarded by a Kazakh company, the name of which has not been disclosed. According to the report, Goldwind has already signed an agreement for the project with China-based CITIC Construction, a unit of financial services company CITIC Group.

The wind farm will be constructed in the city of Almaty in southeastern Kazakhstan.

The scheme will be Goldwind’s first wind power project in Kazakhstan. The Asian Republic aims to lift the share of renewables to 3% of total generation by 2020 and to 10% by 2030. To achieve that goal, it plans to commission about 106 renewable energy facilities totalling 3,054.55 MW by 2020, including 1,787 МW of wind and 713,5 МW of solar parks.

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