EDF Renewables and Masdar Places 415 MW Order in Saudi Arabia
Aarhus, Denmark - A consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar has placed a 415 MW order for the Dumat Al Jandal wind park in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia. The project will be the country’s first utility-scale wind park, showcasing the increasing competitiveness of wind energy globally.
The Dumat Al Jandal project was awarded to the consortium by the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) in January 2019 by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM). Once operational, it will produce electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC).
The order marks the first phase of Saudi Arabia’s plan to install 7 GW of wind capacity within five years, and 16 GW by 2030.
Source: IWR Online, 17 Jul 2019