The wind power plant is located in the Tafila Governorate, 140 km south of the capital city Amman and will be operated for 20 years by Abour Energy Company

AMEA Power, in a joint venture with Xenel Industries of Saudi Arabia, announced today the commissioning of its 51.75MW wind power plant in Jordan.

The commercial operation date was officially achieved on July 5th 2021, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

Built by Abour Energy Company, a subsidiary of AMEA Power and Xenel Industries, the wind power plant will supply power to approximately 40,000 households.

15 wind turbines, supplied by Vestas, are installed on the site. The project was awarded following the first round of Jordan’s renewables feed-in tariff (FiT) programme.

The wind power plant is located in the Tafila Governorate, 140 km south of the capital city Amman.

It will be operated for 20 years by Abour Energy Company, avoiding more than 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of its life.

The plant is instrumental in supporting Jordan’s ambition, which aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its power mix to 30% by 2030 and to reduce its reliance on fuel imports.

“This is our second operational project, following the recent commissioning of a 50MW solar project in Togo,” said Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power.

“AMEA Power is proud to establish its presence in Jordan and to be supporting the country in its drive to boost the renewable energy share in the country.”

The project was supported with financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

IFC structured the transaction as an Islamic Finance Ijara transaction, its first in the renewable energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa.

AMEA Power and Xenel Industries invested directly in various community initiatives, including providing training to local Jordanians at the site during construction.

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