Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) introduced that they received the bid to construct the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, situated 560 miles from north of Riyadh within the Al Jouf area of north-western Saudi Arabia.
It would be the first wind farm within the nation, which has the purpose of getting 10 % of power from renewable sources by 2023.
The wind farm has a 20-year PPA with Saudi Power Procurement Company, a subsidiary of SEC (Saudi Electricity Company), the Saudi energy technology and distribution firm. Wind power from the wind farm might be bought for $21.three per MWh.
The firms estimate that development might be start in just a few months.
“We are delighted to be awarded this primary wind venture within the nation, which is about to be essentially the most highly effective wind farm within the Middle East. This success displays the standard of our partnership with Masdar which has enabled us to collectively submit essentially the most aggressive bid. Wind energy is now representing a renewable and economical resolution within the power combine,” mentioned Bruno Bensasson, EDF Group Senior Executive President liable for Renewable Energies, and Chairman and CEO of EDF Renewables.