The Saudi energy ministry’s renewables unit Repdo has qualified 25 bidders for the kingdom’s first utility-scale wind project. Riyadh has meanwhile inked deals with China for a wind turbine factory and nuclear cooperation.

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (Repdo) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy has issued a request for proposals for a 400MW wind farm to be built at Dumat Al Jandal in the northern Al-Jawf region.

Repdo has qualified 25 companies to bid...