In March 2022, through Arm Wind LLP, which is fully owned by Plenitude, we inaugurated the Badamsha 2 Wind Farm. Badamsha 2 Wind Farm, with a capacity of 48 MW, was awarded to Eni following an international auction managed by the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and entered commercial operation in September 2021. Badamsha 2 Wind Farm is Eni’s second wind project in the Aktobe Region, doubling the installed capacity of Badamsha 1 48 MW Wind Farm that was commissioned in early 2020. To date the wind turbines of Badamsha 2 are the largest installed in Kazakhstan, both in terms of size (rotor diameter 158 meters, hub 101 meters) and power (4.8 MW each) and are expected to deliver an annual energy generation up to 200 GWh, which is equivalent to the energy consumption of around 37,000 households, and an overall CO2 saving of 173,000 tons per year. Badamsha 2 Wind Farm has also promoted job creation locally, with a peak of 300 people working on the construction site during the construction phase.
Eni inaugurates its second wind farm Badamsha 2
Badamsha 1, Kazakh energy produced by the wind
In 2018, in Badamsha, Kazakhstan, we opened the construction site for our ﬁrst wind farm, which will have an overall capacity of 48 MW. The installation, in the north-western region of Aktobe, represents our ﬁrst large-scale investment in wind technology, and will produce 195 GWh annually for 25 years. The project, operational from late 2019, is covered by the agreement signed in 2017 between us, General Electric (GE) and the Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy. We started the commercial production of Badamsha 1 in march 2020.
Eni starts commercial production at Badamsha Wind Farm
The second plant opens
March: Eni inaugurates Badamsha 2
The second wind farm
Work scheduled to start on Badamsha 2
The plant opens
Our first wind farm now operational
Eni's first wind farm
Work starts on Badamsha 1
Safety in the workplace is an imperative value we want to share with our employees, contractors and local stakeholders. We are committed to eliminate accidents and protect the integrity of our assets. We consolidate a culture of safety through management and organization models, digital tools and communication initiatives. Our goal is strengthening the awareness of our people and their sense of responsibility toward themselves and others, by expanding HSE tools and digitalization to make corporate processes safer, more efficient and faster.
Results so far
Some highlights of our successful activity so far.
installed capacity Badamsha 1
installed capacity Badamsha 2
Expected annual energy generation Badamsha 2
overall CO₂ saving
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