Masdar has tripled the size of a planned wind farm in Uzbekistan from 500MW to 1500MW after signing a fresh deal with the country’s government.
The developer tweeted today that it has inked the agreement for what is the first such project in country, the Zarafshan wind farm.
The deal was signed in the presence of Uzbekistan investment and trade minister Sardor Umurzakov and the country’s energy minister Alisher Sultanov.
A ground-breaking ceremony was also held in Tashkent, with Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, attending virtually.
Last year, Masdar said the wind farm will be located in the Zarafshan district of the Navoi region.
The original agreement covered the design, financing, construction and operation of the wind farm.
Commercial operation was pegged to occur in 2024.