January 16 (Renewables Now) - The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) has issued invitations for prequalification for the construction and operation of 30 MWp of solar power capacity to support water pumping stations in the Hashemite Kingdom.
WAJ seeks to prequalifying firms and consortia for separate contracts for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of two photovoltaic (PV) power plants under the “Jordan Water Photovoltaic Plants for Pumping Stations” project. The bigger park, of 24 MWp, will be located in the Disi Area and has to be built in a period of 12 months. The smaller project, of 6 MWp, is for a PV system at the Zara Ma’in Water Station, with works to be completed in eight months.
The deadline for submitting prequalification documents for both projects is February 20. Companies and consortia from any country can participate.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing financing for the projects, in line with a commitment to help strengthen the resilience of Jordan’s water sector, which has been put under significant strain by the influx of Syrian refugees. The total cost of the 30 MWp of solar capacity is estimated at EUR 30 million (USD 37m), the bank said in December.