Manufacturing/ Assembly Of Wind Nacelle Housing


This opportunity entails setting up a manufacturing/assembly plant for wind nacelle housing. Saudi Arabia plans to significantly increase capacity of energy production from renewable sources. The government is strongly committed to unlocking the renewable energy sector, through increasing capacity and localization requirements. Current localization requirements stand at 30%, while future localization plans are set between 40% and 60%.

Today, energy generation from renewable sources is almost negligible; however, Saudi Arabia has set a renewables target of 27.3 GW by 2024 and 58.7 GW by 2030. Round one for wind energy of 400 MW has already been tendered. Round two has been announced for 850 MW. Additional rounds will be announced soon.

KSA wind nacelle housing market is forecasted to grow from almost negligible in 2019 to reach USD 22 million by 2030. This amounts to an estimated 2019-2030 cumulative forecast of USD 272 million. With forecasted market growth, multiple opportunities exist to localize the nacelle housing production value chain. The main focus of this opportunity is on manufacturing and assembly of wind nacelle housing

  • Manufacturing: nacelle cover manufacturing, protective coating
  • Assembly: drivetrain and gearbox assembly, pitch and yaw component assembly, generator assembly, brake assembly, internal wiring
  • Testing: performance testing (AC tests, short circuit, harmonics, voltage change, etc.), aging test, other tests
  • Investement size: 44.625 million SAR
  • Location: To be determined by the investor
  • Timeline: Open to starting the project as soon as possible

Investment Model

Model: Opportunity to consider different operating models

  • Pure private sector model
  • Joint venture with the government