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January 4, 2022

Aqaba Power Plant, Jordan

By Carmen

Aqaba Power Plant is a 650MW gas fired power project. It is located in Aqaba, Jordan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 650 650 Active Aqaba, Jordan Central Electricity Generating

Description

The project was developed by Central Electricity Generating and is currently owned by International Company for Water and Power Projects with a stake of 40.93%.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Heavy Fuel Oil and Light Fuel Oil. The fuel is procured from Imported gas from Egypt.

The project generated 1,963,421MWh of electricity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in 1985.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to National Electric Power under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 650MW.

Contractors Involved

Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit I) is equipped with Franco Tosi Meccanica steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 130MW nameplate capacity.

Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit II) is equipped with Franco Tosi Meccanica steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 130MW nameplate capacity.

Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit III) is equipped with ABB steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 130MW nameplate capacity.

Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit IV) is equipped with ABB steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 130MW nameplate capacity.

Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit V) is equipped with ABB steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 130MW nameplate capacity.

Marelli Motori supplied SGTHC-244402 electric generator for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit I).

Marelli Motori supplied SGTHC-244402 electric generator for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit II).

ABB supplied WX212-092LLT electric generator for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit III).

ABB supplied WX212-092LLT electric generator for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit IV).

ABB supplied WX212-092LLT electric generator for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit V).

Mitsubishi Power supplied steam boiler for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit I).

Mitsubishi Power supplied steam boiler for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit II).

ABB supplied steam boiler for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit III).

ABB supplied steam boiler for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit IV).

ABB supplied steam boiler for the Aqaba Power Plant (Aqaba Power Plant Unit V).

About Central Electricity Generating

Central Electricity Generating Co (CEGCO), a subsidiary of ACWA Power International, is an electric power generating company. It owns and operates thermal, gas turbine and wind power generation plants in various areas of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The company generates electricity using multiple renewable energy sources such as steam, biogas, solar, hydro, wind, natural gas, and diesel oil. The company supplies the generated power to National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) through the companies Jordan Petroleum Refinery and National Petroleum Co. It owns and operates Aqaba thermal power station, Risha gas power station, Rehab gas turbine power station, Ibrahimyah wind power station, and Hofa wind power station. CEGCO is headquartered at Amman, Jordan.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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