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Project Update: Mechanical Works on Al Safawi Solar PV Project

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Works ongoing at Al Safawi 66 MWp Solar PV Project, approaching Mechanical Completion

Al Safawi, Jordan – November 2018: Construction works on the Al Safawi 66 MWp Solar PV Plant developed by MASE affiliate ATC are approaching Mechanical Completion with significant progress in the installation of tracking structure, PV modules and electrical infrastructure.  Works on the Project, which is located within the Al Safawi village in Mafraq, Jordan, commenced early this year with commercial operation scheduled by Q1 2019.

The Project comprises 66.69 MWp of solar PV capacity.  Major equipment include cutting-edge frameless PV modules and high-reliability inverters, most of which have arrived on site and are currently being installed and commissioned.

The Project continues to have a significant footprint on the surrounding region, employing over 70 residents of the neighboring Al Safawi region.  The Project has also implemented several community-based initiatives.

 

About the Al Safawi Solar PV Project

The Al Safawi Arabia Two Solar PV Plant, with a capacity of 51 MW (66.69 MWp), is part of Jordan’s second round Renewable Energy IPP Program.  The project, which was awarded as a result of a record-breaking competitive bidding process, is being co-developed in partnership with a leading international solar development firm. Construction on the project commenced in Q1 2018, with the plant scheduled to be operational by 2019. ATC, MASE’s affiliate development entity which will hold the equity stake in the Al Safawi project, is the only developer to be successfully involved in both rounds of Jordan’s Renewable Energy IPP Program, having previously developed the currently operational Arabia One Solar PV Plant as part of the first round. MASE will provide comprehensive operations & maintenance to the project under a banked O&M contract.

Podcast: Solar O&M in the Middle East

Solar O&M in the Middle East

Solar O&M in the Middle East

MASE participates in the Solar O&M Insider Podcast, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management.

The podcast, organized by MASE’s global O&M partner Alectris, featured MASE’s Director of Operations Tareq Khalifeh and Alectris’ Emanuele Tacchino, who heads up Business Development in Western Europe and the Middle East.

This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features:

  • Insider Views of Middle East Solar Industry Trends
  • Need for Independent O&M Contractors More Significant in Middle East
  • Alectris and MASE – An Emerging Market Alliance Model
  • Gigawatts of Solar Driving Accelerated Schedule for O&M Market Expertise
  • Arabia One Solar Project Illustrates Integrated O&M to Enhance Bankability
  • Solar O&M, Asset Management Event Presentation
  • Solar O&M and Project Bankability
  • Applying New O&M Standardization Efforts to Middle East Solar Market
  • “Bankability is at the Heart of these Projects”
  • The Middle East Solar Project Operating Environment

To access the podcast recording and for a full transcript of the episode, please log on to the dedicated link.

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MASE wins Gold at Intersolar Middle East 2016

MASE wins Gold at Intersolar

MASE team reaps highest-category award at Intersolar Middle East 2016

Dubai, UAE – 19 September 2016: MASE’s Director of Operations, Tareq Khalifeh, has won the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Pioneers 2016 Gold Award presented at Intersolar Middle East 2016 Global Solar Leaders’ Summit Opening Ceremony.

The Solar Pioneers awards (bronze, silver and gold) are presented to three young solar leaders and innovators drawn from across the Middle East, prudently selected by a jury comprising of seasoned solar industry professionals, academics and representatives from the public sector including DEWA and the UAE Ministry of Energy.  Solar Pioneers are recognized for their proven track record and for demonstrating impact in leading the growth of solar across the MENA region and exemplifying the qualities of innovation, long term vision and leadership.

A Jordanian, Tareq is the only Arab recognized as a Solar Pioneer at the Intersolar Middle East 2016 event.  Tareq reaped the Gold award.

 

About Tareq Khalifeh, MASE Director of Operations

Tareq co-founded MASE in 2013 following a career in consulting and serves as the Company’s Director of Operations, responsible for its day-to-day management, operations and development.  Tareq has led the development of Jordan’s first major solar IPP to be connected to the national grid – the Arabia One 11.52 MWp solar PV plant currently operational in Ma’an.  At various levels, Tareq has been actively involved in the development of over 70 MWp of installed or underway solar developments.

Tareq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in the US and an MSc in Energy Trade and Finance from Cass University in London.

https://jo.linkedin.com/in/khalifeh

 

About the Solar Pioneers 2016 Award

MESIA’s mandate is to promote solar power across the Middle East. Achieving this goal involves working closely with the leaders in the solar power sector, both at the government and grass-roots level. To help nurture future generations of solar leaders, this year MESIA has partnered with Intersolar Middle East to put in place the 4th edition of the Solar Pioneers recognition Ceremony.

http://www.mesia.com/events/solar-pioneers-2016

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MASE to Speak at Solar O&M and Asset Management

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MASE to speak at Jordan’s first event focused on utility-scale solar O&M

MASE, a Jordan-based regional clean energy developer, installer and O&M provider, is pleased to confirm that it’s Director of Operations, Tareq Khalifeh, shall speak at the Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA conference scheduled to be held in Amman, Jordan from 17-18 October, 2016.

As Jordan’s leading operator and manager of solar assets and one of the MENA region’s forefront O&M and Asset Management companies, MASE shall present feedback from real-life experience in operating and maintaining utility-scale PV plants.

MASE’s principal O&M and Asset Management portfolio includes 16.5 MWp of installed capacity and 70 MWp of underway developments due to be managed by MASE by 2017.

About Tareq Khalifeh, MASE Director of Operations

Tareq co-founded MASE in 2013 following a career in consulting and serves as the Company’s Director of Operations, responsible for its day-to-day management, operations and development.  Tareq has led the development of Jordan’s first major solar IPP to be connected to the national grid – the Arabia One 11.52 MWp solar PV plant currently operational in Ma’an.  At various levels, Tareq has been actively involved in the development of over 70 MWp of installed or underway solar developments.

Tareq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in the US and an MSc in Energy Trade and Finance from Cass University in London.

https://jo.linkedin.com/in/khalifeh

About Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA

Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA will provide the key industry platform to discuss and share best practice O&M and Asset Management strategies for MENA’s developing solar projects. The conference will gather key developers, EPC contractors, O&M providers and investors to discuss O&M strategies for long-term energy savings, increased energy yield and optimized asset performance.

http://www.solaroandmmena.com/