Jordan to set up $112m wind power plant
Amman, July 31, 2014
Spanish engineering firm Elecnor was awarded a contract to build a 65-75 megawatt wind power plant in the southern region of Jordan, a report said.
The $112 million power plant - which will be located in Maan, some 220km south of Amman - is expected to be operational by the end of 2015, Energy Minister Mohammad Hamed said after signing the agreement, said the Arab News report
Wind speeds in Jordan are as high as 7.5 metres per second and up to 11.5 metres per second in hilly areas.
"This is a very important agreement for Jordan and will form the basis of the second wind power energy project in Jordan," said the minister.
The project is financed by a grant from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, it said.
The project includes the installation of 33 wind turbines with a rated power of 2 megawatts each from the Spanish company Gamesa. It is expected to produce more than 150 megawatt hours of clean electricity per year. - Arab News