Wind Energy in the Middle East
The Middle East’s largest wind farm will be constructed in the Kingdom’s northwestern Al-Jouf region.
Dumat Al-Jandal wind power project will generate enough electricity to power 70,000 homes in the Kingdom.
But with construction due to begin there on the Middle East’s largest — and Saudi Arabia’s first — wind farm, the historical capital of the Kingdom’s northwestern Al-Jouf region will soon be firmly on the world’s renewable-energy map.
Launched as a part of Saudi Arabia’s planned shift away from fossil fuels as a source of electricity, the $500 million wind farm will have an installed capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), enough to power 70,000 homes in the Kingdom and reduce carbon emissions by up to 880,000 tons every year. Commercial operations are due to start in the first quarter of 2022.
The WD2.5-103TM Wind Turbine
Syria made its first wind turbine WD2.5-2.5MW in 2019, from the design and manufacturing to erection in order to generate electricity for Homs citizens.
The whole manufacturing and erection process was done by WDRVM.
WDRM is the only provider in Mena who is specialized in manufacturing wind turbines in the middle east.
This Wind Turbine has the ability to produce electricity of 2.500 KW/hr – 2.5 MW/hr but it is not the first of its kind in terms of installation, as Saudi Arabia launched the first wind turbine to generate energy in its efforts to use renewable energy.
The pilot project for generating electric energy from wind energy that was implemented at the Saudi Aramco facility in Tarif came with an electricity capacity of two separators seventy-five megawatts (75 MW) sufficient to supply two hundred and fifty (250) homes with electricity instead of consuming the equivalent of nineteen thousand (19000) barrels of oil annually to generate the same amount of electricity thus reducing the pressure on the national electricity grid.
The project was launched in partnership with the giant American General Electric Company, Aramco is leading the Kingdom’s efforts to generate 9,5 GW of renewable energy by 2030 under the Kingdom’s economic reform plan, and government estimates indicate that it is expected to exceed Saudi energy demand 120 GW by 2030.
Currently, all of the Kingdom’s energy needs are generated using crude or refined oil or natural gas.
Characteristics of WD2.5-103TM Wind Turbine
- The WD2.5-103TM designed for low, medium, and high wind speeds, with the ability of 25 years of operating and low maintenance.
- ٌRated Power:2500 kilowatts per hour
- Type: an onshore wind turbine
- Frequency: 50/60 Hz
- Tower Height 80 meters Hub height
- Blade length 50 meters
- Rotor Diameter of 102 meters
- Swept area 8,330 m2