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Jordan power utility Nepco has signed a power purchase deal with Abu Dhabi’s state Masdar to help develop the kingdom’s largest solar project to be built, owned and operated by Bainounah Power Company, wholly-owned by Masdar.
The 200MW solar PV plant will be built at Al Muwaqqar just south of Amman. A schedule has not been announced but Masdar says it will contribute to 1.8GW renewables capacity Jordan plans by 2020.
Masdar is already investing in Jordan’s power sector, as a 31% partner in the Jordan Wind Project with French investment fund InfraMed (50%) and Cyprus-based EP Global Energy (19%). Last year it started up the 117MW Tafila wind farm 140km south of Amman, Jordan’s first renewables project, developed at a cost of $287mn (MEES, 9 October 2015). (CONTINUED - 466 WORDS)
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