Project Update: Mechanical Works on Al Safawi Solar PV Project
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.