Dec 23, 2013 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it had won a deal to supply 117 MW of wind turbines for a project in southern Jordan.
The order came from Jordan Wind Project Co (JWPC), a special purpose vehicle created by EP Global Energy of Cyprus, Abu Dhabi's renewables developer Masdar and Euro-Mediterranean fund InfraMed. The contract is for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 38 pieces of the V112-3.0 MW machine. Civil and electrical works, a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution and a 10-year custom-designed energy-based service service agreement are included in the contract, as well.
Delivery of the equipment is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2014, while the wind farm is seen to be put on stream in the second quarter of 2015.
The Al Tafila wind farm, to be installed in the Tafila region of the country, is touted as the first privately-owned renewable energy facility in Jordan. It is expected to produce about 400 GWh of electricity each year, offsetting over 225,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. At the end of November the scheme received USD 221 million (EUR 161.5m) in financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other lenders.
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