Jordan seeks developers for solar and wind projects

04 January 2017

New generating capacity will be delivered on a build, own and operate basis

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has invited companies to express interest in developing solar and wind energy projects on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis.

Developers are invited to express interest in developing either the wind or the solar project.

MEMR wants a 200MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant to be built on a designated site in the Ma’an area with a project size of 50MW. It also wants a 100MW wind farm to be built in the southern part of Jordan with a project size of 50 MW. It says it is also considering battery storage options for both, solar PV and wind.

In December, the 89MW Fujeij wind scheme in Jordan has reached financial close.

The project lenders are the Export Import Bank of Korea (K-EXIM), Japan’s Mizuho Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBC).

Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) signed a PPA in December 2015 to develop a $510m wind farm. It plans to use fellow South Korean firm Doosan to carry out EPC work. Denmark’s Vestas will provide turbines.

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