Jordan invites bids for solar plant

14 August 2018
Photovoltaic project will be constructed in Azraq

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR) has invited contractors to submit proposals for the contract to build a 5MW photovoltaic (PV) grid-connected solar plant in Azraq.

Contractors have until 19 September to submit tender documents for the project, which is being financed through funding secured from the EU.

Jordan is pushing ahead with a number of solar energy projects as part of its programme to diversify its energy resources and reduce reliance on energy imports. MEED reported in July that the National Electric Power Company (Nepco) was carrying out technical clarifications with bidders vying to develop PV solar plants under the third round of its renewable energy programme.

Under the third round, Jordan’s Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR) has set a target to develop 200MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar at a designated site in the Ma’an area, with 100MW of wind power projects to be developed in southern Jordan at a site still to be chosen by the developer. Proposals for the wind projects are due on 1 November.

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