The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan (MEMR) awarded last Sunday the construction of the largest photovoltaic plant to date in the country to the the consortium formed by the Spain’s TSK Group and UAE’s Enviromena Power Systems , as the main project forming part of the ambitious Jordanian development plan for renewable energies, which has set a target of 10 per cent of the country’s energy supply to come from renewable sources by 2020.
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, will begin construction of a 57 MWp portfolio of solar PV projects in Jordan. The portfolio consists of four projects, which were awarded successfully with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) under Round 1 of Jordan’s National Renewable Energy Plan.
The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.
Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.