Dumat Al Jandal
Expressions of interest are being sought for seven solar projects to be built across Gulf kingdom
The $500mn project at Dumat Al Jandal will have a capacity of 400MW – enough power to supply up to 70,000 Saudi households – and is expected to create almost 1,000 jobs during construction and operation
$500mn Dumat Al Jandal wind project deal is won by a consortium led by EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi Future Energy
Researchers point out that scaling-up wind energy could provide a significant new source of clean electricity in the country, as well as a potential new industry for the Kingdom
Four bids were submitted by pre-qualified consortiums ACWA Power, EDF Energies Nouvelles, Enel Green Power S.p.A. and International Power SA, Dubai branch (ENGIE).
Global offshore wind projects coming online today are already delivering power at almost half the price of those finished in 2012, thanks to falling costs. This trend has emboldened GCC utilities in their quest to add wind into the region’s energy mix.
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