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Gamesa announces first wind energy project in Kuwait

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer confirms a new deal to develop the first wind energy project in Kuwait

  • 05 October 2015
  • William Brittlebank

Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, has announced a new deal to develop the first wind energy project in Kuwait.

Gamesa will supply 5 turbines with 2 megawatts capacity each for the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park and the order is Gamesa’s first wind energy order in the Middle East.

The Shagaya Renewable Energy Park is located about 100 km north of Kuwait City and will have a total capacity of 70 MW from a wind power project, solar photovoltaic power plant, and a concentrated solar thermal power plant.

The wind energy project is being developed as part of a joint venture between Elecnor and local EPC contractor Alghanim, and is due to be commissioned next year.

Spain’s TSK Group recently secured an order to develop 50 MW solar PV capacity at this renewable energy park.

According to officials, the park will eventually have an installed capacity of over 2 GW by 2030 and is designed to help Kuwait meet its target to source 15 per cent of total energy from renewable energy sources.