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Wartsila contracted to build 52-MWp solar farm in Jordan

Source: Wartsila

December 14 (Renewables Now) - Finnish technology group Wärtsilä Corp (HEL:WRT1V) said today it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 52-MWp photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Jordan.

The deal, which Wärtsilä booked in November, is with AM Solar BV/ Jordan, a joint venture between AES Jordan, a unit of US power group AES Corp (NYSE:AES), and Japan's Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031).  

The solar plant is expected to start construction in June next year and to become fully operational in July 2019. It will sell its electricity to Jordan's National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), which will build the interconnection facilities.

The solar park will be built close to IPP4, a 250-MW smart power generation plant that Wärtsilä delivered to AES Jordan in 2014. The Finnish company said this is the first utility-scale PV plant signed by it globally.

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