Italian Eni, through its local renewable subsidiary ArmWind LLP, started the commercial production of the Badamsha Wind Farm located in North-West Kazakhstan, in the Aktobe Region, Eni said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, Badamsha Wind Farm has a capacity of 48 megawatts (MW) and will provide the Region with an annual power generation of about 198 GWh, with an overall CO2 saving of 172,000 tons per year.
"Badamsha Wind Farm represents Eni’s first large-scale investment in wind and the first step of an extensive renewable presence in the Country," the company said.
In 2019, Eni, as a result of auctions managed by the Kazakh Authorities, was awarded a further 48 MW wind farm project, as a second expansion phase of the Badamsha Project and also a 50 MW solar photovoltaic project in the Region of Turkestan, in southern Kazakhstan, the statement reads.
In the meantime, Italian Eni’s strategy in the renewables business aims at achieving a balanced and diversified portfolio, targeting over 3 GW of wind and solar capacity by 2023 and up to 5 GW by 2025.
Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992, according to the statement.
By Gulsen Cagatay