Millennium Energy Industries (MEI) and CH2M HILL have launched a U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA)-funded feasibility study for the proposed concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Ma’an Industrial Estate, Jordan. MEI plans to develop the plant in partnership with the Ma’an Development Corporation while eSolar is expected to supply cost-share funds in support of the effort.
The feasibility study will address the CSP plant’s technical and economic viability, as well as define a strategy for its implementation in partnership with the government of Jordan and other regional and international private and public sector organizations. The project and study both work towards the country’s target to develop 300-600MW of solar thermal power capacity by 2020.
“We are pleased to be working with CH2M HILL – a recognized global and regional leader in the engineering and construction of commercial-scale renewable and conventional power projects. CH2MHILL’s experience with several landmark renewable energy projects globally and its strong regional presence will be of tremendous benefit to the MEI CSP project study and development,” said Ennis Rimawi, chairman of Millennium.
Don Zabilansky, power group president at CH2M HILL said, “We are very pleased to work with Millennium Energy Industries on this important and trend-setting project. Millennium is well-positioned to help meet regional energy needs for generations to come.”