Elecnor will build the first wind farm in Kuwait and has been awarded contract worth 22.4 million euros, as reported by the company in a statement.
The wind power facility will be located in the Shagaya Renewable Energies Park and will have capacity to generate 10 megawatts (MW).
The wind power project will be developed jointly by Elecnor (60%) and Alghanim International (40%), a Kuwaiti multinational with extensive experience in engineering and construction projects. The project includes the engineering, construction and installation of 5 wind turbines of 2 MW each and connection to a substation of 132 kilovolt (kV) and the operationalization of the park and its subsequent maintenance for 6 years.
This wind farm will have an installed capacity of 2,055 MW in 2030. It forms part of the Government’s plan to produce 15% of its total energy needs from renewable sources. Thus, there is a large building, which has already begun to lift the north of the country, about 100 kilometers from the capital and has been designed by the Ministry of Electricity and Water, together with the Institute for Research Scientific Kuwait (KISR).
Within this complex, the wind farm awarded Elecnor is included in the first phase of its development, with a solar photovoltaic plant and another concentrated solar power plant. The three have a combined installed capacity of 70 MW.
In this context, Kuwait is part of one of the areas, composed of the Middle East and North Africa, preferred development within the international activity of Elecnor, which in 2014 had sales in a total of 40 countries on five continents.