Utility scale solar PV plant for Jordan

Wärtsilä recently announced it has signed an EPC contract to supply a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to AM Solar in Jordan, in conjunction with Mitsui. This is the first utility-scale PV solar plant signed by Wärtsilä globally. NEPCO (National Electrical Power Company), the offtaker of the solar plant, will be responsible for constructing the interconnection facilities. Wärtsilä’s scope is full engineering procurement and construction/commissioning (EPC) and the PV plant will be connected to a 132 kV grid. The new PV solar power plant will be installed near IPP4, a 250 MW power generation plant, which has been operational since 2014. The construction of the new plant is expected to start in June 2018 and commercial operation is expected to take place in July 2019. Jordan is a very important market for Wärtsilä; as of now the company has been delivering 900 MW of smart power generation solutions on EPC basis, which represents around 20% of the country’s installed capacity.

Contact Matti Rautkivi, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, matti.rautkivi@wartsila.com

 

 

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