Masdar installs Uzbekistan’s first large-scale wind turbine

UAE-based developer Masdar has installed Uzbekistan’s first large-scale wind turbine.

It installed a 4.7MW Goldwind turbine at its 500MW Zarafshan project in north-central Uzbekistan.

The project is set to feature 111 of Goldwind GW155-4.5MW turbines.

Uzbekistan’s ministry of energy claims the project will be the largest wind farm in central Asia when it is commissioned in 2024.

The country has just 750kW of operational wind capacity – at a single project – according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

However, the likes of Masdar, Saudi Arabian counterpart ACWA Power and local energy firm Uzbekenergo have announced plans for more than 4GW of onshore wind farms in the country.