The Asian Development Bank is to provide $36.8m towards the expansion of Pakistan’s first privately owned wind farm.

The wind farm in Sindh is run by Turkish utility Zorlu Enerji Electrik Uretim and currently has a capacity of 6 MW which, following the installation of new turbines under the expansion which will cost a total of $147m, will increase to 56.4 MW.

Zorlu Enerji owns and operates Turkey’s largest wind farm and is 68% owned by Zorlu Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey.

Pakistan’s government is keen to exploit its renewable energy resources and estimates that there is around 50,000 MW of wind power capacity available in the south of the country alone.