- A total of 45 companies have been qualified to compete for 300 MW of renewable energy capacity tendered by Jordan, according to Bloomberg
- Out of this 200 MW in the form of four projects of 50 MW capacity each will come from solar PV; the other 100 MW will come from wind power capacity
- Some of the 31 companies that have been shortlisted for the PV projects include Linuo Group, FRV Solar Holdings, ACWA Power, Chint Solar, Total and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis.
- Companies have time till the end of the month to submit technical and financial details of the offers they have made
Jordan has zeroed in on 45 companies to bid for solar and wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of 300 MW. The tender under round 3 of its solar power tenders was launched in late 2016 (see Jordan Opens Tender Round 3). It includes 200 MW of PV plants to be developed in the Ma’an area and 100 MW of wind power to be located in the southern part of Jordan. The PV plants will have a capacity of 50 MW each.
At total of 31 companies will be vying for 4 solar power plants, stated Minister of Energy Saleh Kharabsheh while speaking to Bloomberg. Linuo Group, FRV Solar Holdings, ACWA Power, Chint Solar, Total and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis are just some of those competing. The remaining 14 companies are competing to win 2 wind power projects.
The ministry is now seeking the technical and financial details of the offers made by these shortlisted companies to take the process forward. The bidders have until the end of March to submit those details.
Earlier this year, the Water Authority of Jordan launched 2 PV tenders with 30 MW of cumulative capacity (see Prequalification Process for 30 MW PV In Jordan).
During round 2, which was concluded in May 2015, Jordan had awarded 200 MW of capacity for the lowest winning tariff of 6.13¢ per kWh. The country is targeting 600 MW of solar PV capacity by 2020, with a total renewable energy goal of 1.8 GW.