Large-scale solar plant developer and EPC services provider, Phoenix Solar, has renewed a cooperation agreement with turnkey international solar company, Millennium Energy Industries (MEI), to focus on PV projects in Jordan's burgeoning market.
The two companies said they would jointly submit competitive tender applications for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of PV projects in Jordan.
Under the agreement Phoenix is to undertake engineering tasks and MEI will be responsible for construction.
Talking to PV Tech, Phoenix Solar’s investor relations representative, Joachim Fleing, said Phoenix and Millennium had had a previous cooperation agreement from 2007-2010, but did not renew it in 2011 due to industry stability.
But Fleing said that with Jordanian solar market now picking up, the decision had been taken to revive the relationship.
Fleing said as Middle Eastern countries look to save oil for export, and to reduce oil use at home, governments are now looking at renewables and Jordan’s market “looks good”, despite the recent cancellation of 100MW of renewables tenders.
“Tenders go up and down,” said Fleing, highlighting other PV project developments taking place in the country.
New government developments providing new solar opportunities, and MEI’s co-headquarters in the southern city of Ma’an in Jordan prompted the renewed cooperation, enabling Phoenix to remain competitive as the market takes off, Fleing said.
In regards to tender applications, Fleing said 1-50MW ground-mount PV projects would suit Phoenix, but also rooftops would be considered.
Phoenix Solar has already completed a 5.3MW solar power plant in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia, and a 1MW plant in Ma'an, Jordan.