Martifer Solar will begin construction of a 57MW portfolio of solar PV projects in Jordan. The portfolio consists of four projects, which were awarded successfully with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) under Round 1 of Jordan's National Renewable Energy Plan.
Of the 57MW portfolio, there are three projects each with an individual capacity of 11MW, located near the city of Ma'an in south-central Jordan—Al Ward Al Joury, Al Zahrat Al Salam and Al Zanbaq. In addition, there is one project, Jordan Solar One, with a capacity of 24MW, to be constructed near the northern town of Mafraq. Martifer Solar will provide the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for the portfolio and perform the subsequent O&M (operation and maintenance) for all four solar PV projects.
"We are proud to be a key member involved in this groundbreaking 57MW portfolio. Jordan currently imports 95% of its power needs, which costs approximately a fifth of the country's GDP, and the development and construction of renewable energy projects such as these will be essential for its future," said Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar. "Furthermore, this achievement is a testimonial to the continued expansion of Martifer Solar's track record in Development, EPC and O&M for solar projects throughout emerging markets."
Eduardo Pereira, Director of Business Development in the Middle East for Martifer Solar, said, "We are delighted to see our construction team in place in Jordan as it is another milestone achievement following a long period of development. Currently, Martifer Solar is considering and performing due diligence for other new EPC and O&M opportunities in this exciting market and the greater Middle East region."