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Badamsha 1 and 2: our eolic projects in Kazakhstan

Through the launch of the fields we want to contribute to the country's goal of obtaining 50% of energy from renewables by 2050.

Basamsha 2, our second wind farm in the Aktobe Region

In March 2022, through Arm Wind LLP, which is fully owned by Plenitude (100% Eni), we inaugurated the Badamsha 2 Wind Farm. Badamsha 2 Wind Farm with a capacity of 48 MW was awarded to Eni following an 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 and is now in full operation. 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 this year.

 

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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.

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Eni starts commercial production at Badamsha Wind Farm

Safety first

We believe that workplace safety is a fundamental principle that we share with employees, contract workers and local communities. For that reason, we implement all necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risk, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety. 

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