The Saudi company “AcwaPower” revealed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long marine shores capable of producing more than 200 GW of wind capacity, 5 times the global installed capacity.
The total capacity of offshore wind energy in the world is currently more than 35 GW, which helps the world avoid 65.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions or removing more than 20 million cars, according to the World Wind Energy Council 2020 report.
According to the report, China has led the world in installing new offshore wind energy capacity for the third year in a row, with new offshore wind capacity reaching more than 3 GW in 2020.
The United Kingdom is still ranked first in the world for total offshore wind energy capacity, while China overtakes Germany to become the second-largest market for offshore wind energy in the world.
The Saudi Kingdom is working to build the first and largest wind farm in the Middle East, with a capacity of 400 MW in Domat Al-Jandal, and seeks to produce 16 GW of wind and 40 GW of photovoltaics by 2030.