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Elecnor wins contract for Kuwait's first wind farm

Spanish company bags $25mn deal to build 10MW project in the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park.

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Elecnor has secured the EUR 22.4mn ($24.3mn) contract to build Kuwait's first wind farm in the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park.

The 10 MW project will be jointly undertaken by Elecnor (60%) and Alghanim International (40%), a Kuwaiti multinational with a track record in engineering and construction projects.

The project includes the engineering, construction and installation of five 2 MW wind turbines, connection to a 132 kV substation and the start-up and subsequent maintenance of the facility for six years.

The Shagaya Renewable Energy Park will have total installed capacity of 2005 MW by 2030. The project is part of the Kuwaiti government's plan to meet 15% of its total energy needs through renewables.

It is a project on a vast scale underway in the north of the country, around 100 km from Kuwait City, and has been designed and promoted by the Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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 combined installed capacity of 70 MW.

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