MASE signs operations, maintenance and asset management contract for two commercial wheeling solar PV plants
- The commercial plants are located in the cities of Al Sult and Ras Al Naqab
- The plants are connected to the distribution network and will feed to the respective grids via a wheeling arrangement
- One of the few regional examples of solar plants installed with bi-facial solar PV panels
- MASE will carry out a turn-key O&M services and asset management scope
MASE, the leading regional solar operations and maintenance firm, and Al Kawn Radio & TV Broadcasting, a principal owner and operator of radio and TV broadcasting platforms in Jordan, announced the signing of an operations, maintenance and asset management contract for two commercial-scale solar PV plants located in Al Sult and Ras Al Naqab, Jordan. The plants, developed and owned by Al Kawn, are interconnected to the local distribution networks on a wheeling arrangement. They have been financed by the Cairo Amman Bank under a commercial loan agreement.
The plants, which have a combined installed capacity of 280 kWp, are fitted with the latest bi-facial panel technology and cutting-edge Huawei string inverters.
Under the contract, MASE will carry out turn-key operations, maintenance and management services comprising preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance to ensure the plant’s long-term performance and optimal availability. MASE will also carry out asset management services comprising periodical management reporting and to ensure compliance with owner, grid and lender requirements.
O&M for solar plants fitted with bi-facial panel technology
The Al Kawn Solar PV Plants are fitted with bi-facial solar panels, representing a unique and exciting operational challenge, particularly as it relates to periodical panel cleaning. MASE has devised a unique operational approach which resulted from a particular design for the panels allocation process. In undertaking the operations and maintenance for the facilities, MASE will establish a proven track record for bi-facial solar panel maintenance.