MEMR Cancels 30MW Renewable Storage Scheme

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The Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR) has cancelled the tender for the first planned electrical storage project for renewable energy in Jordan.

It is predicted that the decision to cancel the tender was made last year but was confirmed only recently.The electrical storage project  was to be located in the Maan,Jordan.

MEMR received proposals from ten of the 21 shortlisted bidders on 20 January 2019 which includes Alcazar Energy (UAE),Catalyst (US),Phelan Energy Group (South Africa)Masdar (UAE),Kawar Investments (local) / Abener Energia (Spain),Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)Jinko Solar (China),Urbansolar (France) / Butec (Lebanon),Philadelphia Solar (Jordan)FRV (Spain / Saudi Arabia).Originally it pre qualified 23 groups to participate in the tender on 2 nd January.

The scope of work for this project includes the design, financing, construction, commissioning, and ownership and maintenance of the electrical storage facility.

This project  was planned to generate a capacity of  30MW with an energy capacity of 60MWh, which was to be primarily used for controlling photovoltaic solar and wind energy. 

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