Building a brighter future in the Middle East

EDF Renewables develops low-carbon solar and hydropower solutions to meet the Middle East’ electricity needs, while supporting the economies energy transition.

  • 3,000
    MW
    renewable power capacity secured
  • 5,000,000
    CO2 metric tons offset / year
  • 400,000
    houses powered with clean energy

DEWA III Solar plant powers 160,000 residences in Dubai

EDF Renewables took part in the construction of the DEWA III Solar plant with our partners : Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and MASDAR and brought DEWA III under operation in 2020. With an 800 MW capacity, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar plant is the largest in the world, by the time of its commissioning. By 2030, its capacity is due to reach 5,000 MW which will save over 6.5 million tons of carbon emissions annually. This project has a positive social impact and created more than 1,000 jobs during its development. Today, fully commissioned DEWA III powers with clean energy 160,000 residences in Dubai.

The largest and most powerful wind farm in the Middle East

The 400-megawatt (MW) utility-scale project Dumat Al Jandal is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the largest in the Middle East. It is being developed by a consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar, two of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. The installation of the first turbines began in August 2020 on the site, located 900km north of Riyadh, in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia. The wind farm will comprise 99 wind turbines, each with a power output of 4.2 MW. The wind farm is fully operational since 3rd quarter of 2021, and is already producing clean energy for the Saudi households.

Building the largest single-site solar power plant in the world

In 2020, EDF Renewables and Jinko Power Technology Co. Ltd began the construction of Al Dhafra photovoltaic project. The solar power plant is located in Al Dhafra region, 35km south of Abu Dhabi. With an installed capacity of 2 GW, it will be the most powerful in the world and will supply the equivalent of 160,000 local homes with clean electricity every year. It is the first power plant of this scale to use bifacial modules and sun-trackers, optimizing the energy generation by 30%.

Jeddah: EDF Renewables is building its first solar park in KSA

The consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar, both global leaders in renewable energy, and Nesma Company (KSA), started construction on 300-megawatt (MW) utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Jeddah. The consortium designs, finances, builds and operates the plant, which will be located in Jeddah Industrial City, 50km south-east of Jeddah.

Hydropower

Great ambitions create great achievements

  • 250
    MW
    capacity
  • 2
    Dams
  • 1
    cable car for discovering Hatta

Offering our unique expertise to support DEWA hydropower plant

EDF is playing a key role in the construction of the first pumped storage-type hydroelectric power plant in the Arabian Gulf, through a consultancy contract signed with DEWA in 2017. With six hydroelectric power plants of its kind in our portfolio in France, EDF offers DEWA a unique expertise from design, hydrogeological and environmental impact studies, to construction site monitoring. The pumped-storage hydropower facilities are able to function as an energy storage and can, therefore, be used to meet consumption peaks and ease the integration of the intermittent renewable energies. The facility is located in the mountainous enclave of Hatta, on the border between the UAE and Oman, and while completed will have a 250 MW power capacity.

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Energy services

Working with you to step up your sustainable energy performance

Nuclear

Sharing our nuclear energy and decarbonization expertise

Thermal

Developing carbon capture future

Transmission

Balancing the electricity supply system
 

Clean Hydrogen

Contributing to the decarbonisation of industry and mobility with electrolytic hydrogen.

Distribution

Making Smart Grids a reality to mitigate the energy transition of the region.