Wärtsilä signs EPC contract for 52MW PV project in Jordan

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
This 52MW project stands as the first utility-scale PV project signed by Wärtsilä globally. Image: Wärtsilä

Wärtsila has signed off on an EPC contract that will see the company provide services for a 52MW PV project in Jordan. The installation is owned by AM Solar BV/Jordan, a joint venture between AES Jordan and Mitsui & Co.

This stands as the first utility-scale PV project signed by Wärtsilä globally. National electric Power Company (NEPCO) is the offtaker of the plant and will be tasked with the construction of the interconnection facilities.

The 52MW plant will be developed near IPP4, a 250MW Wärtsilä-built Smart Power Generation plant, that has been operational since 2014. The construction of the new plant is expected to start in June 2018, with commercial operation expected to take place in July 2019.

Pekka Tolonen, director of solar at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, said: “We expect rapid growth in the use of solar energy, and we are excited to be contributing to a cleaner environment with our solar PV power plant solutions. Wärtsilä’s global capabilities in delivering turnkey power plants, our extensive sales and service network, and our vast experience with a customer base across 177 countries enable us to continue to develop innovative new solutions that deliver on the promise of sustainability today.”

Read Next

February 23, 2021
Mytilineos is looking to transfer its global experience of solar and storage project development to help decarbonise the Greek electrical system and hit 3GW of PV capacity by 2030.
January 18, 2021
In this round-up of project news, Lightsource BP unveils the completion of 260MW of solar in Texas, plans for 203MW in Poland are revealed by Respect Energy and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is selected as EPC for a Silicon Ranch asset.
January 7, 2021
Danish developer and asset manager on recruitment drive to streamline global solar portfolio data.
December 31, 2020
The inside scoop of how Mytilineos defied national protests and the onset of the novel coronavirus in 2020 to complete one of Chile’s largest solar farms in the Atacama desert.
December 24, 2020
A round-up of the latest solar industry news from around the world, as Yingli and JA Solar secure module supply deals, Keppel acquires a stake in a 500MW project and Mytilineos expands in Australia and Spain.
December 10, 2020
Solar EPC and O&M provider Greencells has successfully placed the first tranche of a secured green bond, raising €15 million (US$17.9 million) to finance a growth push.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
April 28, 2021
4:00 - 4:30 PM CET