Power engineering manufacturer ABB has won a 50MW supply deal in Jordan. Source: Flickr/Patrick Neckman.
Power engineering manufacturer ABB has won a 50MW supply deal in Jordan.
The company will supply EPC Martifer Solar with central inverters and controllers for four projects near Ma’an and Mafraq. The plants include one 20MW project and three 10MW installs.
ABB, which co-designed the plants to the grid operator NEPCO’s standards, has also signed a service agreement with Martifer. The company will train Martifer’s O&M staff on the “specialised O&M of its inverters”.
“This service agreement established with ABB, including the training of our O&M technicians in operating and maintaining the ABB inverters, is an important milestone for the company and an important step towards proficiency, in line with our global strategy of providing highly reliable O&M services worldwide,” said Marco Alves, O&M business director, Martifer Solar.
ABB will be providing 45 of its ULTRA central inverters.
Jordan is estimated to import 96% of its energy and is planning the development of 1.8GW of renewables by 2020.
ABB is also building the substation for a 52.5MW project in the country.