UAE’s Masdar contributes to launch of Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm

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  • Date: 08-Aug-2021
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Agriculture
  • Country: UAE
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UAE’s Masdar contributes to launch of Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm

ABU DHABI - Dumat Al Jandal, the Middle East’s largest wind farm and the first in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is now connected to the grid and has produced its first carbon-free megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy. The 400-megawatt (MW) utility-scale wind power project is being developed by a consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar, two of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. The wind farm consists of 99 wind turbines from supplier and EPC contractor , each with a power output of 4.2 MW. Construction began in September 2019, and the wind turbine erection works are near completion. When complete, the wind farm will generate carbon-free energy, powering up to 70,000 Saudi households, while saving 988,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in support of the Kingdom’s climate change mitigation goals. Olivier Marchand, Project Director of Dumat Al Jandal Wind Co for Energy LLC, stated, "We are delighted to start the early power production of this unique large-scale wind project in KSA – Dumat Al Jandal wind farm. The outstanding commitment shown by our teams and contractors with the implementation of the highest health and safety standards and the full support provided by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy,

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