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Masdar consortium wins $500m wind project in Saudi Arabia

Masdar consortium wins $500m wind project in Saudi Arabia

Dubai – Mubasher: Abu Dhabi’s Masdar-lead a consortium has been awarded a $500 million wind energy project by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

Masdar will implement the project, named Dumat Al-Jandal, in collaboration with French renewable energy Group EDF Energies Nouvelles, which manages over 9 GW of renewable energy worldwide, the Saudi ministry said in a statement, noting that the wind farm will generate power for up to 70,000 Saudi households.

Moreover, Dumat Al-Jandal is expected to create almost 1,000 jobs during construction and operation, the statement said.

The average annual generation from the wind plant is expected to be around 1.4 terawatt hours (TWh).