GE to supply turbines for 100MW Jordanian wind project
It will be the first time that GE deploys its wind turbines in Jordan
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will supply its 3.6-137 wind turbines for Mass Energy Group’s first wind farm in Jordan totaling 100MW.
The supply also marks the first time that GE’s wind turbines being supplied into Jordan.
With the wind farm in place, it will secure the power needs for 150,000 households in the country, while avoiding about 233,000 metric tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.
GE and its consortium partner Elecnor have signed a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project.
The wind farm is set to become operational by 2019 and will support the Kingdom of Jordon’s commitment to meeting its renewable energy targets.
In its Vision 2025, the country aims to have at least 11% of renewable power in its energy mix and drive domestic energy production to 39%.
GE onshore wind business in Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey general manager Manar Al Moneef said: “The greenfield wind project in Rashadeh is aligned with Jordan’s Vision 2025 to strengthen the renewable energy sector and boost domestic energy production, and adds significant value to the economy and the local community.
“Through our cooperation with Mass Global for its first project in Jordan, we are proud to provide our advanced wind technology that is ideally suited for Jordan and the region’s needs.”
Employing 22,000 people in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy has an installed capacity of more than 400GW. In wind segment, GE has a presence in more than 35 countries with more than 60GW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe.
In March, the company had signed an agreement with Fina Enerji to supply its 3.8-130 wind turbines for 410MW of wind projects in Turkey.
The turbines could be supplied to eight wind farms that are expected to begin commercial production either next year or in 2020.