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First Utility-Scale Plant for Wind Power to be built in Saudi Arabia

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First Utility-Scale Plant for Wind Power to be built in Saudi Arabia

The world’s biggest exporter of crude oil is going to construct its first utility-scale wind-power project, Bloomberg reports

The energy ministry asked potential bidders and plant developers to submit their qualifications to build the 400-megawatt plant at Dumat Al Jandal in the Al Jouf region, in the north-west of the kingdom.

Companies are expected to present their qualifications until the10th of August. 

30 solar and wind projects are planned to be developed over the next 10 years in Saudi Arabia as part of a $50 bln program to boost power generation and cut its oil consumption.

To remind you, in April, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said that 10% of the power in the country will be produced by renewable energy sources by 2023. Earlier that same month, the ministry listed 51 companies it said were qualified as potential bidders in the Saudi renewable-energy program.

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