GE Wind Turbines Fan Jordan’s Clean Energy Future
Jordan is the Arab world’s third largest producer of non-hydroelectric renewable energy and expects to quadruple current renewable generation capacity to reach 1,700 megawatts (MW) by 2019. A new wind farm, the first in Jordan to use GE wind turbines, will help strengthen these clean energy credentials.
GE Renewable Energy will provide its latest generation of 3.6-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the 100MW Mass Wind project, which will meet the power requirements of over 150,000 Jordanian homes and reduce carbon emissions by 233,800 metric tons annually.
Located in Rashadeh, this will be the first wind farm in Jordan for both GE and Mass Global, and it builds on the two companies’ long-standing business relationship in Iraq, where they are driving the development of advanced power plants. GE and their consortium partner Elecnor signed a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project.
Set to be operational by the end of 2019, the Mass Wind project supports Jordan’s commitment to meeting its renewable energy targets, outlined in Jordan Vision 2025, to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix to 11% and drive energy production from domestic resources to 39%.
GE is strengthening its presence in the wind energy sector in the Middle East, having recently marked a milestone with the supply of its first wind turbines in Saudi Arabia and its provision of wind turbines to the 50MW Dhofar wind farm in Oman. GE’s global wind footprint extends to more than 35 countries with over 60 gigawatts of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe.
GE is collaborating with Mass Energy Group Holding on several major projects within the energy sector in Iraq. GE’s technologies mark the combined-cycle conversion of the Bismayah Power Plant that now has a capacity of 1,500 MW, an addition of 500 MW generated using the same amount of fuel. GE also is providing advanced technologies for Phase II of Bismayah that will take the production capacity of the plant to 3,000 MW.
Read more here about how GE is supporting the power sector in Jordan and across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan region.