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World's biggest PV project secures land deal

Shams Ma'an consortium gets green light for US $400m project in Jordan

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The companies involved in the Shams Ma'an PV project say it will be the world's largest when operational.
The companies involved in the Shams Ma'an PV project say it will be the world's largest when operational.

By Peter Ward

A consortium of Jordanian and global organisations behind the planned Shams Ma’an project has formalised and agreement with the Ma’an Development Company (MDC) to secure a plot of land for the US $400m PV development.

Under the agreement, MDC has dedicated a two-square-kilometre plot of land for the project, which the firms say is set to be the world’s largest PV plant.

“MDC is very excited about this agreement, which brings the Shams Ma’an project very tangibly close to its ultimate launch phase. MDC has committed the 2 million square metres to the project for duration of 30 years,” commented MDC CEO Mohammed Turk.

“Furthermore, we are fully supporting the project’s ambitious growth plans by availing any additional adjacent land as may become necessary under similar terms and conditions,” Turk added.

The plant is expected to have an initial capacity of 100MW, which can be expanded to 200MW. The consortium behind the project consists of Jordanian firms Kawar Energy and 1st International for Investment & Trade Company as well as Italian company Solar Ventures.

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