Italian multinational company will build a solar power plant in the Turkestan region
The construction of a solar power plant has started in the Otrar district of the Turkestan region. The project, with the support of NC “KAZAKH INVEST” JSC, is being implemented by the Italian transnational company “ENI” (“Arm Wind” LLP).
Deputy Akim of the Turkestan Region Meirzhan Myrzaliev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to the Republic of Kazakhstan D'Avino Pasquale, Managing Director of Arm Wind LLP Alex Stilovato, and Regional Director of NC KAZAKH INVEST JSC for Turkestan Region took part in the ceremony. Ersultan Zhanabaev.
It is planned that the total capacity of the project will be 50 MW. The volume of investments in the region as part of the construction of the solar park will exceed 12.5 billion tenges, it is planned to create about 200 jobs.
“Our company “ENI” has been working on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for a long time on the projects “Kashagan” and Karachaganak” and others. We fully support the policy of Kazakhstan on the transition to renewable energy sources. In the Turkestan region, we are starting a new project - the construction of a solar power plant. The presence of a large number of sunny days in the Otrar region will allow us to produce a sufficient amount of electricity here. On behalf of our company, I would like to express my gratitude to the local authorities and KAZAKH INVEST for all-round assistance,” said Alex Stilovato, Managing Director of Arm Wind LLP.
During the implementation of the project, 113.5 thousand solar panels will be installed, which will produce 90 million kWh of electricity per year. This will cover 2% of the electricity deficit in the Turkestan region. The construction is planned to be completed in the 4th quarter of this year, and by the end of the year, the SPP will start producing electricity.
It should be noted that this is not the first project in the field of renewable energy sources for the Italian TNK. The day before, the company completed the construction of a 48 MW wind farm in the Aktobe region.