GE to provide turbines for Jordan wind project

09 April 2018
Local firm Mass Global will develop 100MW wind farm

The US’ GE will provide turbines for a 100MW wind energy project in Jordan, which is being developed by local firm Mass Global.

GE, along with consortium partner Spain’s Elecnor, have signed a contract with Mass Global to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the wind farm.

The wind farm is due to be operational by the end of 2019, and will meet the power requirements of more than 150,000 homes across Jordan. The kingdom has set a target for renewable energy to contribute 11 per cent of its total energy production by 2025.

As part of its ambitious clean energy plans, Jordan has invited developers to submit proposals for the third round of its feed-in-tariff (FiT) renewables programme. Developers are preparing to submit proposals on 10 April for photovoltaic (PV) projects.

The client, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR), has set a deadline of 1 November for wind proposals.

Under the third round, MEMR is planning for the development of 200MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar at a designated site in the Ma’an area, with 100MW of wind power projects to be developed in the southern part of Jordan at a site to be chosen by the developer.

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