Nebras Power announced that a consortium of Nebras, AES Jordan and Mitsui & Company has signed a financing agreement to develop a 52MWe solar power plant in Jordan, east of Amman, and achieved the financial close.
This project marks the fourth power project for Nebras in Jordan after Amman East, IPP4 Al Manakhar and Shams Ma’an Power Plants.
It is the second solar power project, which underlines the importance of clean energy projects for Nebras and reflects its commitment to expand its investments in renewable energy sector.
“We are delighted to start 2018 with such an achievement showing our commitment to global expansion in line with our long-term investment strategy of reaching a net portfolio of over 5000 MW in the next five years. This is evinced by the rapid growth of the company since its inception in mid-2014,” said Fahad bin Hamad al-Mohannadi, chairman, Nebras Power.
“This project marks the fourth power project for Nebras in Jordan after Amman East, IPP4 Al Manakhar and Shams Ma’an Power Plants. It is the second solar power project, which underlines the importance of clean energy projects for Nebras and reflects its commitment to expand its investments in the renewable energy sector. Nebras Power shall continue its efforts to increase its electricity production capacity, taking into account the importance of the diversity of fuel and technology used,” said Khalid Mohamed Jolo, Nebras Power chief executive officer.
Nebras Power chief business development officer Faisal Obeid al-Siddiqi said, “We are pleased to reach financial close for this project, which is an expression of our strong partnership with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. With the addition of this project, Nebras provides over 700MW to the electricity grid of Jordan, contributing to the steady growth in energy demand and the stabilisation of the energy sector in the country.
The project will sell the generated electricity to National Electricity Power Company (Nepco) under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed in April last year with Nepco.
The total project cost is approximately $50mn and is expected to reach commercial operation status in 2019.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Sterling hits 7-month high as election nears
Kerala Business Forum hosts 2-day business conclave
Bedaya holds third edition of ‘Foundation Programme’ to start a business
Just Eat rejects improved Prosus bid, sticks with Takeaway
Deutsche Bank vows to avoid capital raise as ECB cuts burden
Asian governments step up stimulus as growth stalls
China may back EU’s trade dispute ‘Plan B’ as Trump hobbles WTO
Stock markets nervous as US tariff deadline nears