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Masdar and Bapco Energies to develop wind projects in Kingdom of Bahrain

by Madaline Dunn

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar and Bapco Energies, an integrated energy company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, have signed an agreement to jointly explore the development and investment in wind projects in Bahrain, with a capacity of up to 2 gigawatts (GW).

The agreement for near-shore and offshore wind farms is Masdar’s first in Bahrain and will be the first project of its kind in the region and the Middle East, it was shared. 

Commenting on the announcement, Masdar Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, said: “As a global clean energy pioneer, Masdar will utilize its well-established expertise and track record in delivering wind energy projects globally, both onshore and offshore. It is a privilege to be supporting the Kingdom of Bahrain to achieve its net zero ambitions and power a more sustainable future.”

Indeed, Masdar’s has developed a number of “landmark” wind projects globally, including: 

  • The 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm
  • The 630MW London Array offshore wind project, and
  • The 103.5MW UAE Wind Program. 

Bapco Energies Group Chief Executive Officer, Mark Thomas added: “Today marks a significant milestone in Bapco Energies’ pathway towards sustainable energy development. Our partnership with Masdar demonstrates our commitment towards diversifying the Kingdom of Bahrain’s energy mix to include cleaner energy sources, underscoring our role as leaders in renewable energy development. This strategic collaboration signifies a bold step towards realizing the ambitions outlined in Bahrain’s National Energy Strategy, propelling us closer to our net-zero goals. Together, we will pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.”

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