Saudi Arabia’s first large wind farm to produce its first power within months

According to EDF Executive Director for Renewable Energy Bruno Bensasson, Saudi Arabia’s first large industrial-scale wind farm is going to be prepared to run within the next weeks and is estimated to produce its first power within months.

On the sidelines of the FII summit in Riyadh, Bensasson further declared that the 400 MW project in Dumat Al Jandal consists of 99 turbines and is going to be operated by locally hired

He also stated that “It will produce renewable power at a very competitive price,” adding that “It also helps the country to shift power production from liquids to a mix of gas and renewables.”

By a consortium led by EDF Renewables in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, the Kingdom’s first utility-scale wind-power farm is being developed. When it is fully operative, it will reduce CO2 emissions by 1 million tons yearly and supply 72,000 homes with clean energy.