Gamesa Enters Jordan’s Wind Market


Turbine maker Gamesa has signed its first contract in Jordan, where the company will supply 66 MW to Elecnor.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will install 33 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Maan wind farm being built by Elecnor in the south of Jordan for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under a turnkey arrangement.

Turbine delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2015, notes Gamesa, adding that it expects project completion for early 2016.

This is the second wind farm being developed in Jordan, a country highly dependent on imported oil and gas. According to recent estimates by MAKE Consulting, installed wind capacity is set to exceed 600 MW in Jordan by 2020, buoyed by the government's stated policy of having renewable energy account for 10% of the nation's energy mix by 2020.

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