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Kepco-funded $180m 89MW Fujeij wind project begins ops in Jordan

Wind power project to save $14m and result in reduction of carbon emissions by 143,789 tonnes in Jordan

The wind project has a capacity of 89MW.
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The wind project has a capacity of 89MW.

Construction work on Jordan’s $180m Korea Electric Power Corporation-funded (Kepco) 89MW Fujeij wind project has been completed, with operations having begun after the country’s energy minister Hala Zawati inaugurated the project on 15 October 2019.

According to an Arabic-language statement on the ministry’s website, the project, which ws also implemented by Kepco, can produce 24% of wind energy connected to the national power grid.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony Zawati said that Jordan’s national power grid comprises more than 1,423MW of renewable energy, 1,051MW of which has been generated from solar power projects, while 372MW come wind projects.

The minister added that the company aims to reach 2,400MW in 2021, as supposed to 2025 according to its initial plan.

President of Kepco, Jong Kap Kim, said that in cooperation with Jordan the company has implemented three projects in the country.

Meanwhile, the chief executive officer of Fujeij Wind Power Company, Dongil Chung said that the project was implemented under an international tender.

He added that it would save $14m and result in reduction of carbon emissions by 143,789 tonnes.

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