ET Energy, Acwa start work on Jordan solar project
MUNICH, March 15, 2017
ET Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ET Energy, a global leading energy solutions provider, announced that it has started the construction of a 60.9 MW solar power project in Jordan for Acwa Power, a Saudi-based independent power producer.
On completion, the project will become one of the largest 1500VDC PV plants in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Acting as the full turn-key EPC provider, ET Solutions, along with its consortium partner, Northwest Power Design Institute (NWPDI) of China Power Engineering Consulting Group, have started construction work at the Mafraq plant early this month.
The construction is expected to be completed within 10 months, said Acwa Power, the developer and the owner of this project.
After the project gets completed, it will deliver power to National Electric Power Company (Nepco) at a tariff of 0.043 JD per kWh (equal to 6.13 $c/kWh).
Paddy Padmanathan, the president and chief executive of Acwa Power, said: "Working together with ET Solutions, our EPC contractor, we are proud and privileged to be able to invest in Jordan to shift the countries dependence on foreign currency consuming imported fossil fuels for power generation to utilise its own renewable energy resource and to do so at what is the lowest tariff of all offers submitted at Round two of renewable energy procurement by the Government, reinforcing our commitment to reliably deliver electricity at the lowest possible cost."
This project was awarded in the Round II of the Photovoltaic Procurement program of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan.
"As an industry trailblazer, we innovatively introduce into 1500VDC technique on utility-scale solar plants," remarked Dennis She, the president and CEO of ET Energy.
"Commencement of this project marks a key milestone of our expansion into the Middle East regions, a strategic market for our system solutions business. Moreover, we are proud to partner with the regional market leader, Acwa Power," stated the official.
"This collaboration expands our track record of working with global leading independent power producers and utility companies around the world," he added.-TradeArabia News Service