ET Energy's subsidiary ET Solutions has initiated construction of a 60.9MW solarpower project in Jordan for ACWA Power, a Saudi-based independent power producer.
Upon completion, the 1500VDC photovoltaic (PV) project will become one of the largest plants in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
ACWA Power will be developer and owner of the project, which is located 50km north-east of Amman in Mafraq. ET Solutions and its consortium partner Northwest Power Design Institute (NWPDI) of China Power Engineering Consulting Group have already begun works as the full turn-key engineering procurement construction (EPC) provider. This is expected to be completed within 10 months.
ET Energy's president and chief executive officer (CEO) Dennis She said: "As an industry trailblazer, we innovatively introduce into 1500VDC technique on utility-scale solar plants.
"Commencement of this project marks a key milestone of our expansion into the Middle East regions, a strategic market for our system solutions business.
“Moreover, we are proud to partner with the regional market leader, ACWA Power. This collaboration expands our track record of working with global leading independent power producers and utility companies around the world."
This project was awarded in the Round II of the Photovoltaic Procurement programme of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan.
Once the project is operational, it will supply the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) at a tariff of 0.043 JD per kWh (equal to 6.13 $c/kWh).