Scatec Solar's third solar plant in Jordan has now reached commercial operation (COD) increasing the total production capacity in Jordan to 43 MW. The other two solar projects are namely the 10 MW Oryx solar plant, and the 11 MW GLAE solar project.
Built under the Jordanian Renewable Energy Program, the 22 MW solar plant is developed by Scatec Solar and its local partner European Jordanian Renewable Energy (EJRE). Scatec Solar owns 50.1% of the project company, while EJRE holds 49.9%.
The plant is built on an area of approximately 51 hectares, which is equivalent to about 95 football fields. Situated about 225 km south of the capital city Amman, the plant will produce electricity in excess of 52,000 MWh annually. The plant is connected to a substation built and controlled by the state utility, NEPCO, with whom Scatec Solar has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
In November 2014, we informed that Scatec Solar ASA (SSO) and its partners achieved financial close for the three solar power plant projects in Jordan. The US$100 million financing package was provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the French development agency Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique (Proparco).