Saudi Vision 2030: Dumat Al-Jandal wind power plant

 In light of the industrial and economic developments that are taking place around the world, countries are seeking to develop plans in order to prove their position globally. From this point of view, the State of the Two Holy Mosques began to resort, within its program "Vision 2030", to the establishment of alternative energy stations, and this started from the Sakaka solar energy project. All the way to the Dumat Al-Jandal Wind Energy Station.

Which was intended to reach more sustainable solutions in order to obtain new sources of electric energy and to take care of both the environment and the economy, so

What is the Dumat Al-Jandal station project?

Stemming from the keenness of countries to secure an alternative source of energy, and within the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the year 2030, Saudi Arabia has established the Dumat Al-Jandal wind power plant within the Al-Jawf region, and this project is the largest in the Middle East, where the Duma project was announced in 2019 by the coalition Which includes: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company "Masdar" and "ADF Renewables". It was announced that the plant's production capacity will reach 400 megawatts, meaning that this capacity is sufficient to cover 70,000 homes, and not only that, but it will contribute to reducing about one million tons of carbon emissions annually, thus maintaining a healthy and less polluted environment.

Looking for information on what is wind energy? Here's the answer, let's continue...

What is wind energy?

This energy is considered electromechanical energy, and it is one of the types of renewable energy. It works by turbines that rotate by the wind and whose rotation results in electrical energy. Currently, the focus is on it as an ideal source after solar energy farms, for its adoption as a source in strengthening the electrical networks of most countries. 

But how does it work?

This energy works by employing air flow due to turbines that move when exposed to the wind and then operating the generators mechanically and ultimately generating electricity. These fields are connected directly to the electricity grid, such as solar energy farms, and are intended to replace traditional electric power plants.

Now that we know in a simple way about wind energy, let's continue with the following:

What is the objective of the Douma station project?

The Dumat Al-Jandal project aims to preserve the environment by reducing nearly half a million tons of gas emissions that result from the combustion of fossil fuels, and contributes to finding optimal energy solutions and seeking to secure job opportunities by creating approximately 1,000 job vacancies within the plant.

What does the Dumat Al-Jandal wind power plant consist of?

This station consists of 99 wind turbines type " vesas V150-4.2MW ", operating at a frequency of 60/50 Hz, and equipped with a rotor with a diameter of 150 meters, in addition to that it consists of blades with a length of 73.7 meters, and its steel towers with a height of 250 meters, and it is one of the tallest turbines One of its advantages is that it has a low noise level of 104.9 decibels.

And on the contribution of the Dumat Al-Jandal plant project to achieving the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030:

The Dumat Al-Jandal plant project and other projects such as: Sakaka solar power plant , are among the programs that aim to support alternative energy, and these projects are being established throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the aim of reaching an optimal mix of electric power production, and the main objective of this program is to Consumption of nearly one million barrels of liquid fuels, which are used daily in energy production and other sectors, will be converted to 50 percent of gas and alternative energy sources by 2030, so alternative energy is less expensive and more environmentally friendly.

And about the company executing the wind energy project:

The Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources awarded the project to a consortium of two companies, the first French and the second Emirati, the French are: EDF Energies Nouvelles , and the UAE is the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company known as the source, and the standard cost of electricity within this project is 2.13 cents / kilowatt hour.

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