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EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy company Masdar announced at the Intersolar Middle East 2019 conference last week that its renewable energy portfolio grew by 33% in 2018. Masdar director of business growth Yousif Al Ali said the company’s total renewable energy capacity grew to 4GW, with projects under development in 25 countries. The company has … Continue reading Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

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Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

A senior delegation of government and business dignitaries has witnessed the steady progress in the development of the 50-megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm, the GCC’s first utility-scale wind farm. Visiting the project site in the southern Dhofar Governorate of Oman were Hamdan Ali Al Hinai, chairman of the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), … Continue reading Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

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Oman’s first wind energy project to be operational by Q3

GE is providing the project’s 3.8MW wind turbines, while TSK is responsible for the rest of the wind farm’s infrastructure, which includes medium- and high-voltage substations and 13km of overhead transmission lines. Masdar is the wind power project developer and implementation lead. Sultanate’s and Gulf region’s first large-scale commercial wind power project, the Dhofar Wind … Continue reading Oman’s first wind energy project to be operational by Q3

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Masdar to acquire stake in two U.S. wind energy plants

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced the execution of a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire John Laing Group plc’s interest in two wind farms in the US, a media report said. This marks the first time the Abu Dhabi-based company has invested in renewable energy projects in North America, reported Emirates … Continue reading Masdar to acquire stake in two U.S. wind energy plants

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The EDF Renewables-Masdar consortium awarded a 400 MW wind power project in Saudi Arabia

The consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC), both global leaders in renewable energy, is announcing that it has won the tender for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm. With an installed capacity of 400-megawatt (MW), it will be Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the most powerful in … Continue reading The EDF Renewables-Masdar consortium awarded a 400 MW wind power project in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia awards its first wind energy plant

Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry has awarded the $500m Dumat Al Jandal wind power project to a consortium led by France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, it announced on Thursday. The 400MW project will be Saudi Arabia’s first utility-scale wind farm. A consortium led by France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar won … Continue reading Saudi Arabia awards its first wind energy plant

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Wind energy in Oman: Masdar installs first wind turbine

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the installation of the first of 13 wind turbines at the 50 megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm. Located in the southern Omani governorate of Dhofar, the wind power project is fully financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid. … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: Masdar installs first wind turbine

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Masdar’s Serbia wind farm to be operational next year

?ibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the transmission operation building to its operator. Comprising 57 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy, … Continue reading Masdar’s Serbia wind farm to be operational next year

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Masdar inks deal to invest in Montenegro wind farm

Masdar has signed an agreement with France’s Akuo Energy to invest in the Krnovo Wind Farm, Montenegro’s first wind energy project. The agreement was signed by Niall Hannigan, chief financial officer of Masdar, and Eric Scotto, CEO of Akuo Energy, during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018. Built in one phase, the Krnovo project comprises 26 … Continue reading Masdar inks deal to invest in Montenegro wind farm

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Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and … Continue reading Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

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Masdar acquires stake in Montenegro wind farm

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) today signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Akuo Energy, the French IPP in renewable energy, to enter into the Krnovo Wind Farm, Montenegro’s first wind energy project. The agreement was signed by Niall Hannigan, chief financial officer of Masdar, and Eric Scotto, chief executive officer of Akuo Energy, … Continue reading Masdar acquires stake in Montenegro wind farm

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Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, Masdar, Shell and Statoil have also confirmed their bid for this auction. The Dutch Government accepted bids from any … Continue reading Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

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Dudgeon offshore wind farm officially opened

Statoil and partners Masdar and Statkraft officially open the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth today (November 22nd). Since the investment decision was made in 2014, construction costs have been reduced by more than 15%, from GBP 1.5 billion to approximately GBP 1.25 billion. All 67 turbines at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm … Continue reading Dudgeon offshore wind farm officially opened

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Masdar chief urges Saudi Arabia to tap wind energy

Wind power represents a huge untapped source of energy for Saudi Arabia, according to the CEO of Masdar. Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast enjoys attractive wind resources similar to parts of Jordan where the Abu Dhabi-based company has also helped to develop wind power, said Mohamed Jameel Al-Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, in an interview on … Continue reading Masdar chief urges Saudi Arabia to tap wind energy

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

Masdar, a renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi, has signed a deal with a consortium made up of several global players to put up a wind farm in Oman. The consortium consists of TSK from Spain and the US-based General Electric. The project is the joint work of Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company and Masdar … Continue reading General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

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Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC. The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was … Continue reading Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

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Masdar to help build Oman wind farm

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with a group of companies that include GE and Spain TSK to build a wind farm in Oman, the first large scale project of its kind in the Gulf.   “Oman has immense untapped potential in renewable energy, particularly in solar and wind. Masdar is proud to be … Continue reading Masdar to help build Oman wind farm

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First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Earlier this summer, all five turbines were successfully assembled outside Stord, Norway and they have now completed their journey … Continue reading First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

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