New Power Plant Helps Fuel Jordan’s Vision 2025
A key pillar of Jordan’s Vision 2025 is the delivery of new electricity capacity to fuel economic growth. GE gas turbines are at the heart of a newly operating power plant with the capacity to meet the needs of 350,000 Jordanian households.
The 485-megawatt (MW) Zarqa Power Plant was developed by ACWA Power Global Services as an independent power project supplying electricity to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO).
GE Power supplied three heavy-duty 9E gas turbines
That are also notable for their performance and rugged architecture for extreme conditions such as desert heat.
The power plant supports Jordan’s Master Strategy of the Energy Sector, which looks to encourage private investment in the power sector as part of a Vision 2025 goal to boost domestic energy generation by nearly 40% by 2025.
GE has a strong footprint in Jordan, having last year signed an agreement to provide wind turbines to the 100 MW Mass Wind Project that is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
As well, earlier, GE signed a multi-year services agreement with Samra Electric Power Company (SEPCO) for full-plant maintenance services, including parts and repairs for critical power generation equipment for the 1,175 MW Samra Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant in the Zarqa region. The agreement covers seven GE gas turbines that are installed and operating at the Samra Station.
Read more about GE Power’s contribution to economies in Jordan and across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan region.