The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan (MEMR) has awarded TSK the construction of the largest photovoltaic plant to date in the country, as the main project forming part of the ambitious Jordanian development plan for renewable energies.
The plant will be located in the area of Quweira, a few kilometers from and halfway between two major UNESCO world heritage sites: the city of Petra and the Wadi Rum desert.
With a power of 120 MWp, the plant will generate over 225 Gigawatt hours annually, which will be distributed over the 132/400 kV grid owned by the National Electricity Company (NEPCO).
The project has been designed as a mixed configuration incorporating double mounting technology: fixed stand and single axis tracker in the same percentage, thus achieving the most advantageous yields and efficiencies from both technologies.
TSK will carry out the project as leader of a Joint Venture with Enviromena Power Systems of Abu Dhabi, and will include the detailed engineering, equipment supply, comprehensive construction and commissioning for commercial operation of the plant, for which a deadline of 16 months is foreseen from the start of the project planned for January 2016.
The agreement also includes the contract for the operation and complete maintenance of the plant during the warranty period of the same, extendable to a total of 25 years of useful life of the same.
With this project TSK consolidates its presence in Jordan, a country where PHB is currently carrying out another important project in the industrial terminal of the port of Aqaba, and at the same time reaffirms the company’s status as a world leader in the field of renewable energies, particularly in the Middle East where projects that stand as global benchmarks are currently being carried out in Kuwait, Dubai (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
So far this year TSK has obtained significant projects in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, reaching a record figure for contracts of over 1,000 million euros.