Jordan’s Samra Electric Power Company (Sepco) has secured a KD16mn ($53mn) loan from Kuwait’s Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) for expansion of its 1.17GW power plant at Zarqa, 35km north of Amman, to 1.24GW capacity.

The project will involve the installation of a 70MW heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) on a 140MW open cycle gas turbine unit at the plant, enabling it to increase output by 50% without needing more gas feed. Capacity of the plant has been expanded steadily by the installation of individual units. (CONTINUED - 327 WORDS)