South Korea’s Hanwha Engineering & Construction has won a JD138m ($193m) contract to build the third phase of the Samra power plant, north of the Jordanian capital Amman.

is the client.

Hanwha will build a simple-cycle plant with two gas turbines with total capacity of 286MW. This will increase power-generating capacity at the site to 900MW. The first turbine is due to come on line by the end of November 2010 and the second is set to follow by the end of January 2011.

Samra will convert the facility into a combined-cycle plant by adding a steam turbine at a later stage.

The first phase plant at the Samra site will have two 100MW gas turbines from the US’ GE and a 100MW steam turbine supplied by Japan’s Fuji.

The second phase also includes two GE gas turbines. China’s Shandong 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation is now fitting a steam turbine supplied Dongfang Electric Corporation, also Chinese.