US firm to build solar power plant in Jordan
Riyadh, August 6, 2014
US-based First Solar, a manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules and PV power plants, has signed a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a PV power plant in Jordan, a report said.
The company has also sealed a long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) deal for the 52.5 megawatt (MWAC) Shams Ma'an project, added the report in The Saudi Gazette.
"Shams Ma'an has already established a new benchmark for the independent production of renewable energy in the region, demonstrating how the selection of the right technology and service providers creates considerable value, which, in turn, helps attract experienced institutional investors," Ahmed S Nada, vice president for the Middle East at First Solar was quoted as saying in the report.
"We are proud to have been given this opportunity to leverage our industry-leading expertise in project development to create a truly remarkable renewable energy asset. We now look forward to delivering a world-class power plant that will directly contribute to efforts to address the country's urgent energy needs,” he added.