November 25 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has received a contract for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of an 80-MW wind park in the Kingdom of Jordan, Petra news agency reports.
The order came from state-owned company Al Samra Power Co and has a 10-year term. It concerns a USD-148-million (EUR 134.2m) wind park in Ma’an Governorate, which was supported by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The power plant, which uses Siemens Gamesa hardware, has been generating electricity since April 2016.
The Kingdom of Jordan has set a goal to have 2.7 GW of installed renewables capacity by 2021. Currently, the country imports more than 94% of its energy. According to data by the US International Trade Administration, Jordan had 279 MW of operational wind farms and an additional 334 MW of projects under construction a year ago.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.907)