April 12 (Renewables Now) - Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said Wednesday it has received 16 bids in a 200-MW solar tender.
First the technical proposals will be evaluated and then the financial offers will be opened. The official press statement did not mention any names, but according to media reports the list of bidders includes Masdar, ACWA Power, JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), among others.
The solar tenders is for four projects of around 50 MW each in the Ma’an Development Area. A separate tender for 100 MW of wind farms in southern Jordan is to take place in November.
The energy ministry said the Kingdom’s total wind and solar power capacity has reached 732 MW at the end of 2017. It aims to boost that to more than 2.4 GW by 2021.