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The installation of the wind turbine and generator was carried out by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor.
ACWA Power, a private water desalination company, installed the first wind turbine, manufactured by Envision, for its 500 MW Bash wind farm project, located in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan. The wind turbine generator has a capacity of 6.5MW.
“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,” said Kashif Rana, Chief Portfolio Management Officer of ACWA Power. “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.”
The Bash wind farm is expected to be completed by early 2025, outfitted with 79 wind turbine generators that are expected to generate more than 1,650 GWh of electricity annually and reducing CO2 emissions by 750 tonnes per year. ACWA Power has a 25-year power purchase agreement with the JSC National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan for the project.