By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia have discussed the current status of
the construction of the 240 MW Khizi-Absheron wind power plant,
which was founded in January 2022, Azernews reports.
The discussion took place during the meeting between
Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov and Saudi Arabia's
Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, held on the
margins of the 33rd Ministerial Meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC member
countries in Vienna.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed the current status
of the construction of the 240 MW Khizi-Absheron wind power plant,
founded in January 2022. They noted that this project, implemented
by ACWA Power, will contribute to Azerbaijan's goals on renewable
The parties also exchanged views on the current situation in the
global oil market and cooperation between the two countries in the
OPEC plus format.
'In #Vienna, we discussed the regulation of the global oil
market, the #EnergyCooperation, including the construction of the
Khizi-Absheron #WPP, with Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud,
Saudi Arabian Energy Minister,' Parviz Shahbazov
Other areas of mutual interest in bilateral energy cooperation
were also discussed during the conversation.
Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia are cooperating in different spheres
of the economy, especially in renewable energy. In this context,
the agreements on the 240 MW wind power plant project were signed
between the Energy Ministry, the Azerenergy OJSC, and Saudi
Arabia's ACWA Power on December 29, 2020. A groundbreaking ceremony
for the plant to be built took place on January 13. The trade
turnover between the two countries amounted to $27 million in
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