Elecnor awarded contract to build wind power plant in Jordan

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Jordan has awarded a contract to Elecnor, an engineering firm from Spain, for building a 65-75 MW wind power plant in the southern region.

After signing the agreement, Energy Minister Mohammad Hamed announced that the $112 million plant located in Maan will be operational by the end of 2015.

This agreement will form the basis of the second wind power energy project in Jordan. By the end of 2015, renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 500 MW will be connected to the grid, said the minister.

The project owned by the government is coming up in a public land, financed by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The contractor was selected through an international bidding process and Elecnor was finalized after a detailed evaluation.

Installation of 33 wind turbines with a rated power of 2 MW each from Gamesa will be executed. Approximately 150MWh of clean electricity production is expected each year.

The project creates around 200 job opportunity during construction with further 20 jobs during operation.

In another development, Jordan Energy Ministry signed an agreement with Aqaba Development Corporation, owners of the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company, to provide services for vessels carrying liquefied natural gas that supplies gas to a floating re-gasification storage unit. The terminal is expected to be ready by early 2015.

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