Masdar, the UAE-based energy company, has entered into an implementation agreement with the Government of Uzbekistan to develop a substantial 2000MW wind farm. As part of this comprehensive deal, Masdar will also oversee the deployment of 1150MWh of battery energy storage capacity across five projects in Uzbekistan.
This agreement marks a significant milestone in Masdar's investment in Uzbekistan, with the total commitment now reaching approximately $4 billion. The signing ceremony took place during an event commemorating the connection of 1400MW from Masdar's clean energy projects to Uzbekistan's power grid.
Among the projects integrated into the grid are the 500MW Zarafshan wind farm and three solar initiatives located in Jizzakh, Samarkand, and Sherabad. Notably, this solar trio represents the most extensive solar development program in the region.
The connection ceremony witnessed the presence of Uzbekistan's President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and Masdar's CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi. Al Ramahi emphasized Uzbekistan's strategic importance for Masdar and expressed pride in expanding their role in helping the nation achieve its clean energy targets. He underscored Masdar's commitment to Uzbekistan, highlighting the company's capability to expedite projects efficiently, moving from conception to implementation.