China-invested wind power project in Kazakhstan starts construction

Updated: July 18, 2019 Source: Xinha Silk Road Information Service
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A wind power station in Kazakhstan, invested by China Power International Development Limited, recently kicked off construction and has completed installation of its first wind turbine.

The project was included as key project of the China-Kazakhstan capacity cooperation list in 2018. With a total investment of about 160 million U.S. dollars, the project is designed to build 40 sets of 2.5-megawatt wind turbines with total installed capacity of 100 megawatt.

It is expected to generate 350 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually after commissioning. It will satisfy the electricity demand of the region and plays an important role in environment protection and renewable energy advancement.

Besides, the project will reduce remission of 289,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

The project is an example of steady improvement of bilateral economic and trade cooperation between China and Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan will continue to actively participate in the construction of the Belt and Road, and further promote the development of the bilateral relation, said a Kazakhstan local official.

Kazakhstan has good prospects for new energy development. China Power International Development Limited will cooperate with local enterprises to build it into a high-standard wind power station, said Tian Jun, general manager of China Power International Development Limited.

Editor: 曹家宁