Saudi Arabia’s First Wind Power Project

According to the Saudi website, Damascus, the largest wind farm in the Middle East and the first wind farm in Saudi Arabia, has been connected to the national grid after starting production of the first megawatt of carbon-free electricity.

Built by a consortium of two of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, Masdar and EDF Renewables, the project has a generating capacity of 400 MW. The wind farm consists of 99 wind turbines supplied by Vistas. Each of them has a capacity of 42 MW and was built in September 2019, the installation process of all of them is nearing completion.

Upon completion, the project, which will generate carbon-free electricity, will be able to meet the energy needs of 70,000 Saudi households.

It will release 988,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, helping to achieve Saudi Arabia’s goals of tackling climate change.

Masdar Saudi Arabia Country Head Sama Al-Uthman said Masdar leveraged its expertise in renewable energy to complete the first wind farm project in Saudi Arabia with the help of partners, successfully completing its initial production from the grid. of transmission. an important milestone.

He said that this wind farm also contributes to the economic activities of the region, generated 600 local jobs during the construction phase, maintained the highest health and safety standards in the construction process and 1.8 million hours of human work. Not a single last time the injury occurred (LTI).

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