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January 10, 2022

Zarqa Combined Cycle Power Plant, Jordan

By Carmen

Zarqa Combined Cycle Power Plant is a 485MW gas fired power project. It is located in Zarqa, Jordan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in September 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 485 485 Active Zarqa, Jordan Mahatat Al Zarqa Le Tawleed Al Takah Al Kahrabaieyah

Description

The project was developed by Mahatat Al Zarqa Le Tawleed Al Takah Al Kahrabaieyah. The project is currently owned by International Company for Water and Power Projects with a stake of 60% and Kingdom Electricity.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) 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 Light Diesel Oil. The fuel is procured from National Electric Power Co.

The project cost is $489m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in September 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to National Electric Power under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years.

Contractors Involved

SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Zarqa Combined Cycle Power Plant (Zarq Combined Cycle Power Plant Phase I) is equipped with GE Power 9E.03 gas turbines. The phase consists of 3 gas turbines.

Zarqa Combined Cycle Power Plant (Zarq Combined Cycle Power Plant Phase II) is equipped with Doosan Skoda Power steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 183MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Heat Transfer Technology supplied steam boiler for the project.

Central Electricity Generating is the O&M contractor for thermal power project.

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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