TSK, a Spanish company, has awarded from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan (MEMR) to build a 120MWp solar power plant in the country. The project, which is the largest PV plant to date in the country, marks a huge step of Jordanian development plan for renewable energies.
TSK will construct the PV plant through a joint venture formed with Enviromena Power Systems of Abu Dhabi, and will offer services of engineering and equipment suppl. The construction is expected to start in January 2016 and to be completed in 16 months. When completely constructing, TSK will further commission the commercial operation of the plant. A 25-year O&M service agreement is also included in the contract.
The plant is designed as a mixed configuration incorporating double mounting technology: fixed stand and single axis tracker in the same percentage, so that it could achieve the most advantageous yields and efficiencies from both technologies. The expected power generation per year is 225GWh, while the electricity generated will be distributed over the 132/400 kV grid owned by the National Electricity Company (NEPCO).
The location of the plant will be between two major UNESCO world heritage sites: the city of Petra and the Wadi Rum desert.