Technology group Wartsila signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract to supply a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic power plant to AM Solar BV/ Jordan, a joint venture between energy provider AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The order was booked in November 2017.
This is the first utility scale photovoltaic solar plant signed by Wartsila globally. NEPCO (National Electrical Power Co.) is the offtaker of the solar plant and will be responsible for constructing the interconnection facilities.
Wartsila's scope is full engineering procurement and construction and the PV plant will be connected to a 132 kV grid.
The new PV solar power plant will be installed near IPP4, a 250 MW Wartsila-built smart power generation plant, which has been operational since 2014. The construction of the new plant is expected to start in June 2018 and the commercial operation is expected to take place in July 2019.
Wartsila has been found to be the right EPC partner for Mitsui & Co., Ltd., having already demonstrated capability to deliver projects within schedule while following all quality requirements, with supportive teams during all aspects of the project finalization.
Jordan is an important market for Wartsila; as of today, the company has been delivering 900 MW of Smart Power Generation solutions on EPC basis, which represents around 20 percent of the country's installed capacity. The PV Solar plant is expected to provide jobs to 500 Jordanians during construction period.
Wartsila offers utility-scale solar PV power plants as well as solar PV solutions combined with engine power plants and energy storage.