Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ACWA Power installs Central Asia’s largest wind turbine

Saudi-listed world’s largest private water desalination company, and a leader in energy transition, ACWA Power, has successfully installed the first wind turbine for its 500MW Bash Wind Farm project. It is the largest wind turbine project in Central Asia, with a capacity of 6.5 MW. It is located in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.

The Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) is manufactured by Envision Group, a world-leading green technology company, and designs, sells and operates innovative wind turbines, intelligent storage systems, and green hydrogen solutions through Envision Energy.

Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) installed the wind turbine and generator.

“The successful installation of the first turbine on the Bash wind farm is just one of the many milestones that we are excited to mark on this project. Most importantly, the steady progress takes us closer to supporting and contributing to Uzbekistan’s long-term ambitions to increase the share of renewables in their energy mix,” said Kashif Rana, Chief Portfolio Management Officer of ACWA Power.

The Bash wind farm will include 79 wind turbine generators (WTG) with an annual power generation capacity of more than 1,650 GWh, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 750 tons annually.

The Bash project is estimated to be completed in the first quarter of 2025. ACWA Power has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Uzbekistan’s JSC National Electric Grid.

ACWA Power has ten projects in Uzbekistan, with a combined investment value of $7.5 billion.

The company’s continued investments and partnerships focus on its dedication to the sustainable development of Uzbekistan’s energy sector, promoting economic growth and advancing the country’s renewable energy goals.