ET Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ET Energy, an energy solutions provider, has begun construction on a 60.9 MW solar power project in Jordan for ACWA Power, a Saudi-based independent power producer.
According to ET Solutions, the project will become one of the largest 1,500 VDC PV plants in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after completion.
ACWA Power is the developer and owner of this project, which is situated in Mafraq, Jordan, 50 kilometers northeast of Amman. After the project is completed, it will deliver power to the National Electric Power Co. at a tariff of 6.13 cents/kWh. This project was awarded in the second round of the Photovoltaic Procurement program of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan.
Acting as the full turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider, ET Solutions, along with its consortium partner, Northwest Power Design Institute of China Power Engineering Consulting Group, started construction at the beginning of this month. The construction is expected to be completed within 10 months.
“As an industry trailblazer, we innovatively introduce into 1,500 VDC technique on utility-scale solar plants,” says Dennis She, president and CEO of ET Energy. “Commencement of this project marks a key milestone of our expansion into the Middle East regions, a strategic market for our system solutions business. Moreover, we are proud to partner with the regional market leader, ACWA Power. This collaboration expands our track record of working with global leading independent power producers and utility companies around the world.”
Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of ACWA Power, comments, “Working together with ET Solutions, our EPC contractor, ACWA Power is proud and privileged to be able to invest in Jordan to shift the country’s dependence on foreign currency consuming imported fossil fuels for power generation to utilize its own renewable energy resource and to do so at what is the lowest tariff of all offers submitted at round two of renewable energy procurement by the government, reinforcing our commitment to reliably deliver electricity at the lowest-possible cost.”