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MASE to Operate, Maintain & Manage Al Kawn’s Solar PV Plants

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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 

Amman – Jordan, December 2020: 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, announce 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.

 

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About Al Kawn Radio & TV Broadcasting

Al Kawn is Jordan’s leading owner and operator of radio and TV broadcasting platforms.  The company owns and operates three FM radio channels – Radio Rotana, Radio Fann and Yaqeen FM – and one satellite and digital TV channel – Amman TV.  With the commissioning of its two commercial-scale solar PV plants, Al Kawn will offset nearly 100% of its broadcasting electricity consumption across Jordan.

About MASE’s O&M Value Proposition

MASE operates, maintains and manages commercial and utility-scale solar PV plants with a combined capacity exceeding 100 MWp of operating assets under management.  Our dedication is to long-term performance and our award-winning operations and maintenance value proposition comprises a turn-key scope covering preventive and corrective maintenance, performance engineering and rehabilitation.

In June 2019, we received the ‘Fastest Growing O&M Service Provider’ award for the MENA region from International Finance Magazine, a leading UK-based industry publication.  In May 2020, we signed an O&M contract to operate and maintain CIM’s Falcon Ma’an Solar PV Plant.