ACWA Power, a listed Saudi company and the world’s largest privately-owned water desalination plant, is the first to adopt green hydrogen and a leader in the energy transition. ACWA has successfully installed the first wind turbine for its 500 MW Bash wind farm project. Located in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.
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The wind turbine generator (WTG) manufactured by Envision is the largest of its kind in Central Asia, with a capacity of 6.5 MW. The installation of the wind turbine and generator was carried out by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC).
CEEC won the EPC contract for each of the 500 MW wind farms at Bash and Dzhankeldy on December 7, 2022. Once completed in the first quarter of 2025. The Bash wind farm will comprise 79 wind turbines (WTG). It is expected to generate over 1650 GWh of electricity per year. But also to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 750 tonnes a year.
ACWA Power has a 25-year power purchase agreement with Uzbekistan’s national power grid JSC for the project. ACWA Power has an impressive portfolio of 10 projects in Uzbekistan. With a combined value of $7.5 billion. The company’s ongoing investments and partnerships underline its commitment to the sustainable development of Uzbekistan’s energy landscape. These include promoting economic growth and advancing the country’s renewable energy objectives.