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The Middle East’s largest wind farm will be constructed in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East’s largest wind farm will be constructed in the Kingdom’s northwestern Al-Jouf region. Dumat Al-Jandal wind power project will generate enough electricity to power 70,000 homes in the Kingdom. But with construction due to begin there on the Middle East’s largest — and Saudi Arabia’s first — wind farm, the historical capital of … Continue reading The Middle East’s largest wind farm will be constructed in Saudi Arabia

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EDF Renewables, Masdar reach financial close on Saudi Dumat Al Jandal wind power project

The consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, has completed the financing of the Dumat Al Jandal utility-scale wind project in Saudi Arabia, with the backing of Saudi and international banks. The Renewable Energy Project Development Office, REPDO, of the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources awarded the … Continue reading EDF Renewables, Masdar reach financial close on Saudi Dumat Al Jandal wind power project

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Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC. Creating a new market for wind power in Saudi represents “an important opportunity to be seized.” Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC, a solutions company in the field of renewables based in Abu Dhabi, and … Continue reading Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

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CG wins 400 MW wind farm contract in Saudi Arabia

CG Holdings Belgium NV Systems Division, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd., bagged a contract for 400 MW wind farm in Saudi Arabia. The contract is valued at around Euro 12.5 million and involves high-voltage substations that will connect the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm to the Saudi Arabian electricity transmission … Continue reading CG wins 400 MW wind farm contract in Saudi Arabia

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

Italian contractor signs MoU with Plambeck Emirates for developing 500 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Gulf kingdom. Saipem announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Plambeck Emirates for the design and construction of a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Vestas’ wind turbines for a 415 MW wind farm

A consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar has placed a 415 MW wind power order for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia. The project will be the country’s first utility-scale wind farm, showcasing the increasing competitiveness of wind energy globally. The order is an engineering, procurement … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Vestas’ wind turbines for a 415 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: TSK will build the first wind farm for 40 million

The wind power contract, for the Saudi company Repdo, was awarded to TSK by the consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar. 1353/5000TSK will install the wind turbines of the first wind farm in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East, with a power of 400 megawatts. The project was awarded to TSK … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: TSK will build the first wind farm for 40 million

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Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

Rising energy demand and a commitment to divert hydrocarbons to processing and export has incentivised a shift toward renewables in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom set to become the region’s largest market for wind energy components and services. Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity over the next … Continue reading Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

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Saudi Arabia targets wind power hub transformation

Saudi Arabia has set a target to turn into the most leading market of wind power within the Middle East over the upcoming ten years. As part of the plan, Saudi Arabia is set to establish 6.2GW of wind capacity by 2028 to amount for 46 percent of the region’s total wind capacity. Wood Mackenzie … Continue reading Saudi Arabia targets wind power hub transformation

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Saudi Arabia to become biggest regional wind energy market

Saudi developers will add 46% of the region’s total wind power capacity between 2019 and 2028, Wood Mackenzie says. Saudi Arabia is set to become the Middle East’s biggest wind power market in the next decade as the kingdom accounts for almost half of of the region’s wind capacity additions by 2028. The kingdom’s developers … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to become biggest regional wind energy market

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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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Saudi Arabia receives four bids for wind farm

Saudi Arabia has received bids from four consortiums competing to build a $500 million Saudi wind farm project, officials said Wednesday, as the world’s top oil exporter pushes to diversify its energy sector. France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles placed the lowest bid for the 400-megawatt Dumat al-Jandal wind project in the northern Al Jouf province, while … Continue reading Saudi Arabia receives four bids for wind farm

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Saudi Arabia to award first wind power project in December 2018

Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles, Italy’s Enel Green Power and France’s Engie are the four pre-qualified companies who submitted their bids earlier this year, which remained sealed until the opening ceremony in the kingdom on Monday, Repdo said. The submitted bids range was between 7.99 and 12.71 halalas per kilowatt hour … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to award first wind power project in December 2018

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Saudi Arabia points to high wind energy potential

Using outputs from a high-resolution regional climate model, KAUST researchers have confirmed the potential for wind as a significant energy resource across the Arabian Peninsula. This is an important first step in developing a strategy for Saudi Arabia’s wind energy sector. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the University of Notre Dame in the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia points to high wind energy potential

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Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

Saudi Arabia received four bids for the first wind-power project it tendered to international companies, without revealing information about the offers. The bidders for the 400-megawatt project are ACWA Power, the renewable energy units of European utilities Electricite de France and Enel, and Engie’s International Power, according to a notice Tuesday from the Energy Ministry’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

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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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Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia

The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy systems in the Middle East. The results confirm that there is abundant wind energy up there that could feasibly be harnessed, bringing … Continue reading Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources’ Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has pre-qualified 25 bidders for the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for its 400 MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal in the Kingdom’s Al Jouf region, it said on Tuesday.   The qualified companies will proceed to the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

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Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

Saudi Arabia has asked companies to qualify to bid for its first utility-scale wind power project at Dumat al-Jandal in the north of the kingdom, which will have an annual capacity of 400 megawatts, the energy ministry said on Sunday. Requests to qualify for the project will close on August 10, and proposals will be … Continue reading Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

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