Jordan’s Energy & Mineral Resources Ministry has shortlisted bidders for a series of consultancy contracts covering renewable energy projects.

The first contract involves helping Amman to strengthen the country’s legal, regulatory and institutional framework for developing renewable energy schemes.

The six shortlisted bidders for that contract are Italy’s Cesi; Canada’s Hatch; the UK’s Mott MacDonald; Kema of the Netherlands; Germany’s Fichtner; and a team of  Parsons Brinckerhoff and Booz & Company, both of the US, the UK’s DLA Piper and the local Sanad Law Group.

Six groups have also been shortlisted for a second contract to estimate prices for various renewable energy projects. They are: Fichtner; Spain’s International Technical Assistance Consultants; a UK team of IPA Energy & Water Economics and SgurrEnergy; the US’ Nexant; Kema; and the UK’s PA Consulting Group.

A third contract covers the provision of consultancy services for the integration of wind farms in to the national grid. The ministry has shortlisted Nexant; Fichtner; PricewaterhouseCoopers; the UK’s CMS Cameron McKenna with Ernst & Young and the local Ibrahim Bakr Law Office; International Technical Assistance Consultants; and France’s Gide Loyrette Nouel with the local Ali Sharif Zubi Advocates & Legal Consultants.