Sir Bani Island is the location of the only turbine operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) so far, an 850kW Vestas machine installed in 2004. This despite a wind resource estimated at around 1GW for the region.
Construction is set to begin before the end of the year.
Meray Atef, executive, media planning at Masdar said: "Masdar is conducting tests for available wind in various parts of the UAE, these are at a very early stage."
The move comes as part of the government strategy to generate 7 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
Internationally, Masdar Power’s projects include a stake in the 1GW London Array offshore facility and a 6MW onshore project in the Seychelles.