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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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Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10% of its electricity via renewable sources by 2023, the country’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih confirmed earlier this week. Fittingly, Al-Falih made the statement at the Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Riyadh. It will form a major plank in the country’s plans to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

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Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

Saudi Arabia is targeting 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023 in line with Vision 2030 diversification plan. Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has shortlisted companies for its solar and wind power projects, as part of the first round of its renewable energy initiative, the energy ministry said on Monday. France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles, Japanese … Continue reading Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

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Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. transported Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant on 36 Scheurle SPMT axle lines and is milestone for renewable energies in the oil-rich kingdom Safely stowed – SPMTs of the TII Group are just one of the numerous types of vehicles manufactured by the Heilbronn-based company group which are suitable for … Continue reading Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

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ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

ALE has completed the whole turnkey solution to install the first-ever wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the … Continue reading ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

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Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Bloomberg reports. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

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Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

Aramco will commission its first wind turbine project next month, the first in the kingdom and developed in partnership with GE aiming to support the renewable goals of Saudi Vision 2030. The wind turbine being transported on a twelve vehicle convoy from Dammam to Turai   Supplied by GE, the 2.75-120 wind turbine will provide … Continue reading Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

Saudi Aramco and General Electric are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first Wind Turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom. The initiative is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 as endorsed by the Saudi Cabinet that has set an initial target of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy. … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

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Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

When I wrote two weeks ago that Saudi Arabia is targeting 41-GW of solar electricity generation, a sceptical friend rightly asked me to check this number. I was quoting the American Energy Information Administration Country analysis report. I know the number is staggering but it is achievable considering the consequences of not doing so. In … Continue reading Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia Establishes 50MW Solar Power Plant

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) signed today two memorandums of understanding with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Saudi Company for Development and Technology Investment (TAQNIA) to establish the first solar power plant with a capacity of 50MW in the city of Saudi Aflaj, which will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Establishes 50MW Solar Power Plant

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First off-grid temporary hybrid solar energy plant in Saudi Arabia

Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The 14 MW diesel-solar plant, which is expected to be completed by July 2015, … Continue reading First off-grid temporary hybrid solar energy plant in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

“Saudi could be a solar exporter – I think it’s absolutely realistic and it’s going to happen,” said Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, which runs a portfolio of solar, coal, gas and desalination plants across the Middle East.   In the short term, he said it was likely solar would fill the gaps in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

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Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

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