A consortium consisting of Masdar, EDF Renewables and Nesma announced in 2019 that it had won the tender for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia. With an installed capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), it will be Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the largest in the Middle East.

The project will displace approximately one million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

The wind farm will benefit from a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Saudi Power Procurement Company, a subsidiary of SEC (Saudi Electricity Company), the Saudi power generation and distribution company.

The wind farm is located 900 kilometers north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi Arabia. The project is 51 per cent owned by EDF Renewables and 49 per cent by Masdar.

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  • 400MW wind farm

  • Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm

  • Largest wind farm in the Middle East

  • Displaces almost one million tonnes of CO2 annually