Elecnor to construct Kuwait’s first wind farm

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Elecnor has won the 22.4M€ contract to build Kuwait’s first wind farm. The facility will be located in the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park. With a capacity of 10 MW, the project will be jointly undertaken by Elecnor (60%) and Alghanim International (40%). It includes the engineering, construction and installation of five 2 MW wind turbines, connection to a 132 kV substation as well as the commissioning and maintenance of the wind farm for 6 years.

The Shagaya Renewable Energy Park will have a total installed capacity of 2,005 MW by 2030. The project forms part of the Government’s plan to produce 15% of its total energy needs from renewable sources. This is a vast construction project that is taking place in the north of the country, about 100 km from the capital and has been designed and promoted by the Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. The wind farm awarded to Elecnor is part of the first phase of development along with a solar thermal and a PV plant. The three facilities will have a combined installed capacity of 70 MW.