Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power signed $2.4bn in power purchase and investment deals with the government of Uzbekistan, paving the way for gigascale onshore wind development in the Central Asian nation.

The agreements are to develop the 1.5GW Kungrad wind farm, which the Saudi developer said is the “largest single site [development] in Central Asia”.

It will be constructed as three 500MW phases with each incorporating 100MW capacity battery storage.