FRV inaugurates two 50 MW PV plants in Jordan
Post date: 05/11/2019 - 19:54
Developer of renewable utility-scale projects Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has inaugurated the »Mafraq I« and »Empire« PV plants of 50 MW each. The plants were awarded in the second round of the Jordanian government’s solar program, representing a total investment of $180 million and created approximately 500 jobs during their construction phase alone. The facilities will supply about 1.5 percent of Jordan’s total power generation capacity; the country targets to deliver 10 percent of total power generation through clean energy by 2020.
In collaboration with Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, FRV has developed three solar projects in Jordan to-date, »Mafraq I«, »Empire«, and »Al Safawi« (66.7 MW), and is continuing to expand its pipeline in the country as part of its commitment to developing renewable energy capacity in the region. Plans are already underway for FRV’s fourth 50 MW (ac) PV plant, having won a competitive tender by the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ). The project will be located in Al Dulail Industrial Park and is expected to create 300 jobs during the construction phase. Once completed, FRV will have developed approximately 270 MW in the country.
Altogether, the four solar plants will supply more than 600 GWh per year in Jordan, representing approximately 3 percent of the country’s total electricity generation.