Kazakhstan to commission new wind project by 2016

KAZAKHSTAN: The government of Kazakhstan is completing preparations to build a 78MW project in the Tainty Ulan area in the east of the country.

Kazakhstan has ambitious plans for wind power
Kazakhstan has ambitious plans for wind power

According to Darkhan Tokhtarov, head of the regional department of energy and utilities of the East Kazakhstan region, commissioning of the new wind farm is scheduled for 2016.

The project will have around 35 turbines.

Among the participants of the project are LLP Spain Consulting (a joint venture of the Kazakh and Spanish business), a local joint-stock company, Yertys, and Hydro China International Engineering.

Last year, Kazakhstan announced plans to build up to six wind projects in northern Kazakhstan by 2018, according to a recent statement by Anton Fedyaev, head of the department of housing and communal services and energy of the Kazakh government.

Fedyaev said the projects form part of an existing state programme to develop renewables in the country through to 2018.

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