Dumat al-Jandal, the region’s largest wind farm, joined Grid and started producing carbon-free electricity.
Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm is connected to the grid and has started producing carbon-free electricity, according to local media.
Dumat al-Jandal is the region’s largest wind farm, built with 99 wind turbines, each capable of generating electricity for up to 70,000 homes in the kingdom, according to Saudi Arabia.
The 400 megawatts utility is being built by a team led by ADF Renewable Energy and two of the world’s leading renewable energy companies.
Al Arabiya reported that the project has created more than 600 jobs during the construction phase alone.
“Our team and contractors are committed to implementing the highest health and safety standards and with the full support of the Saudi Ministry of Energy, the Saudi Energy Procurement Company. [SPCC] And Saudi Electric Company [SEC] They have contributed to the success of the project during this extremely difficult epidemic, ”Dumat al-Jandal Wind Co told Energy LL Project Director.
“With our partners and contractors, we look forward to the success of the entire project in the coming months,” Marchand added.
The farm is part of the government’s Vision 2030, a reconstruction project aimed at boosting the economy and freeing Saudi Arabia from dependence on oil.
Construction began in September 2019 and construction of the wind turbine has been completed, Gulf News reports. Upon completion, Saudi Arabia will save 988,000 tons of CO₂ annually in support of climate change mitigation goals.
“The Saudi government is proud to use its experience in renewable energy to deliver the first wind farm to our partners,” said Osama al-Osman, a spokesman for the United Arab Emirates.
“The successful connection between the project and the grid is an important milestone in the history of the government and we look forward to the completion of the project soon.