Chinese solar modules manufacturer Trina Solar has been awarded an EPC contract by Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, for a rooftop solar power plant on the company's stores and warehouses.
The project, which is claimed to be Jordan's largest solar power project, will have a capacity of 2MW.
As per the contract, Trina Solar will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project.
Trina Solar will install its TSM-PC05A Honey 260Wp high efficiency modules that adapt well to dry and high temperature conditions prevalent in the Middle East.
Work on the project is scheduled to begin next month and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.
Once complete, the project is estimated to produce 3,200MWh each year and will prevent emissions of around 38,400t of CO2.
Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao said for oil and natural gas importing countries like Jordan, they are vulnerable to fluctuations in global oil and natural gas prices. Solar energy provides Jordan with a viable alternative and Trina Solar sees huge potential for growth in this market.
"Following this EPC contract and a previous supply contract for 1 MW of Trina Honey photovoltaic modules also in Jordan, we will continue to actively pursue new opportunities in this emerging market," said Gao.
Fresh Fruits Company general manager Omar Hashlmon said the company received more than 20 offers from both local and international companies. Trina Solar stood out due its experienced team consisting of strong local technical professionals in the Middle East and its commitment to excel in project development in the region.
"Trina Solar's support will enable us to gain necessary approvals from the local government. We believe Trina Solar is the most reliable partner for this, the largest solar project in Jordan," Hashlmon said.