Jordan to construct four 50MW solar power plants
20 companies have qualified to construct the four solar power plants in Jordan, which imports 97% of its annual energy needs
Up to 20 companies have qualified to construct four solar power plants, each with a capacity of 50MW, across various parts of Jordan.
Haidar Gammaz, spokesperson of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, told The Jordan Times that the bids by the companies have been approved, with "a specialised committtee" now set to examine them for selection.
"We expect the selection to happen very soon, and then measures to implement the projects on the ground will start" Gammaz said.
"These projects are very important to Jordan and are part of the country's national energy strategy that entails increasing reliance on renewable energy resources."
The ministry's website enlists companies such as Hareon Swiss Holding, Actgiv Solar, Alten, ELF, Scatec Solar and Suncore, Saudi Oger, and ACWA Power are involved with the project.
Studies are also under way on the completion of the process to expand the national grid's capacity to absorb more renewable energy projects, according to Gammaz.
Jordan imports 97% of its energy needs annually, the report added.