Saudi Arabia's largest wind energy project commences operations
Category: #headlines  By Mateen Dalal  Date: 2021-08-10
  • share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Saudi Arabia's largest wind energy project commences operations

Saudi Arabia's first and largest wind energy farm has been connected to the grid and has started producing carbon-free energy. According to credible sources, the ‘Dumat al-Jandal’ wind farm comprises of 99 turbines that are capable of generating electricity for up to 70,000 houses in the country.

The wind project is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, an initiative aimed at diversifying the economy and weaning the country off its dependency on oil.

A consortium led by Masdar and EDF Renewables, two leading renewable energy firms globally, are developing the 400 MW (megawatt) utility-scale wind power project.

Olivier Marchand, project director of Dumat al-Jandal Wind Co. for Energy LLC, commented that “their teams and contractors' outstanding commitment to implementing the best health and safety standards, as well as full support provided by the Saudi Power Procurement Company [SPCC], Saudi Electricity Company [SEC], and Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy, each contributed to the project's successful completion during this incredibly difficult pandemic period”.

He further stated that “they are now looking forward to commissioning the project at full capacity with their partners and contractors in the coming months”.

Osama al-Othman, Masdar's country representative, expressed his views by stating that “Masdar is honored to deliver the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's first wind farm, by utilizing its experience in renewable energy and by collaborating with its partners”.

“The project's successful connection to the power transmission system is a significant milestone for this historical project in the Kingdom and they look forward to its completion in the near future”.

According to a report, the project’s development phase began in September 2019, and the assembly of the wind turbines is nearing completion. The farm will save 988,000 tons of CO2 per year when it is finalized, helping Saudi Arabia meet its climate change mitigation goals.

Source Credit - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/8/saudi-arabias-first-wind-farm-begins-electricity-production

 

  • share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn


About Author

Mateen Dalal    

Mateen Dalal

Mateen has completed his Bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering, post which he lent his proficiency to the industry, working as a quality and test engineer. Drawn intricately toward the field of content creation however, Mateen soon switc...

Read More

More News By Mateen Dalal

Saepio, Echoworx partner to deliver Next-Gen security solutions
Saepio, Echoworx partner to deliver Next-Gen security solutions
By Mateen Dalal

Saepio Information Security, a market leader in statement encryption and cloud-based email, has reportedly announced its collaboration with Echoworx to offer next-generation safe delivery of sensitive and secret information to any email receiver...

Ather Energy raises $250 million to stay ahead in competition
Ather Energy raises $250 million to stay ahead in competition
By Mateen Dalal

Electric scooter producer Ather Energy has reportedly secured $250 million in a new funding round. As per reports, the investment round is in its early stages. The company’s goal is to obtain $200 million to $250 million to compete in the EV...

Digital wellness startup Mojorcare bags USD 20 Mn in Series A funding
Digital wellness startup Mojorcare bags USD 20 Mn in Series A funding
By Mateen Dalal

Mojocare, a wellness and health startup has reportedly raised USD 20.6 million in a Series A round of funding which was led by B Capital Group and saw participation from existing investors including Sequoia India’s Surge, Better Capital, and Ch...