Masdar has delivered the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council comprising 50 megawatts (MW). Located in the Dhofar Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman, the Dhofar Wind Power Project is Masdar’s first investment in Oman’s renewable energy sector.
Funding for the project was provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the UAE's leading national entity for development aid.
The Thumrait plateau, where the project is constructed, provides ideal conditions for the wind farm, with average wind speeds of 7-8 metres per second.
The project comprises 13 wind turbines developed by GE, each with an electricity generation capacity of 3.8MW. The turbines represent the latest development in GE’s wind turbine platform, increasing both annual energy production and flexibility in operation.
The electricity generated by the Dhofar project will support Oman’s increasing energy demand and economic growth. The wind farm will reduce domestic reliance on gas for electricity generation, which can be redirected toward more valuable industrial uses and preserve natural gas resources.