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Middle East’s largest windfarm in Saudi Arabia is 50% complete

(Source Zawya) -The 400-megawatt Dumat Al Jandal wind farm, Saudi Arabia’s first and the Middle East’s largest utility-scale wind farm has reached its 50 percent completion milestone and it is expected to start commercial operations in 2022.

Muhamed Bou-Zeid, General Manager of Vestas MENA, Danish wind energy company supplying the wind turbines for the more than 400 megawatts (MW) capacity Dumat Al Jandal wind farm project in the Al-Jouf province, said that “The Dumat Al Jandal wind farm is the first step to diversifying not only the energy sector but also the renewable energy sector by adding wind power into the energy mix and ultimately creating three times more work opportunities for the local talent.”

The Dumat Al-Jandal wind farm will contribute to the kingdom’s 16 gigawatt wind power capacity targets under Vision 2030 and will provide clean energy to 70,000 Saudi households and displace 988,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year, Vestas said.

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