Italian energy major ENI, through its local subsidiary ArmWind LLP, a Joint Venture between ENI and General Electric, was awarded a 48 MW wind project as a result of the online reverse auction for Wind Power Plants in the Kazakhstan Northern Zone, ENI said on 24 September.

Accor was the third auction held in the country, after the two previous sessions held in 2018.

According to ENI, the project, located in the proximity of Badamsha village, in the region of Aktobe, represents the extension of the Badamsha 1 48 MW wind farm currently under construction, which marked the first Eni large-scale investment in wind technology.

ENI said this newly awarded wind project represents another important milestone in the company’s overall strategy for decarbonisation and it is part of the transformation path towards green energy and circular economy that ENI has initiated since 2014.

ENI said the company aims to improve energy access in the countries where it operates and is committed to ensuring maximum effort to reduce CO2 emissions. In order to ensure long-term sustainability, ENI said the company always promotes the development of renewable energy and engages in scientific and technological research.

ENI has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992. ENI is joint operator of the Karachaganak field and is an equity partner in various projects in the Northern Caspian Sea, including the giant Kashagan field. ENI is, in partnership with KMG, the joint subsoil user and joint operator of the offshore exploration blocks Isatay and Abay.