Masdar hits 1 million LTI-free hours at Jordan's Baynouna Solar Park

Developed under a PPA between Masdar and National Electric Power Company it is the largest solar energy project in Jordan

The solar energy project is expected to be completed by Q1 2020.
Twitter/ @Masdar
The solar energy project is expected to be completed by Q1 2020.

Construction team working on the site of Jordan 200MW Baynouna Solar Park — the country’s largest solar energy project — has achieved a safety milestone marking one million safe-man hours without Lost Time Incident, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced.

Revealing the safety millstone achievement, Masdar said in a tweet on its official Twitter handle: “The achievement reflects the team’s commitment to deliver a world-class project while upholding the highest safety standards and awareness.”

The project is developed under a power purchase agreement (PPA) inked between Masdar and Jordan’s state electricity provider, National Electric Power Company, with Baynouna Solar Energy Company (BSEC) a joint-venture between Masdar and Taaleri, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) working on the project.

According to information published on Masdar’s website, the $260m project will generate 563.3GWh of electricity each year, which is equivalent to 3% of the annual energy consumption of Jordan. The project is expected to be completed in Q1 2020.

The solar energy project will fulfil energy needs of nearly 110,000 homes while displacing an estimated 360,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of taking nearly 80,000 cars off the roads.

In January 2018, Construction Week reported that IFC has invested part of its own capital and secured additional funds from Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Dutch Development Bank, FMO, Europe Arab Bank, OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, and German Development Bank, DEG to finance the project.

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