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Jordan Ministry Shortlists 16 Firms for Fujeij Wind Farm Project

The Kingdom of Jordan has received bids from 16 firms from all over the world to construct its proposed Fujeij plant. A recent report issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, indicates that bids from companies located in UAE, Portugal, South Korea and US have been received for the project.

Earlier the ministry floated tenders for the construction of the largest wind power plant in Jordan and stipulated December 19 as the last date for submission of the tenders. The ministry is planning to announce the winning bids by February 2011. Some of the companies considered for the construction of the 90 MW wind farm include GDF Suez a French company, Daewoo International from South Korea and AES a UAE-based company. The ministry is planning to locate the Fuejeij plant near Shobak that lies 200 KM south of Jordan’s capital Amman.

During the earlier part of this month, the company pre-qualified two companies the CESI SpA an Italian consultant and Kema International BV a Dutch Firm exclusively for providing consultancy services to integrate the power produced from the wind turbines to the national grid. The ministry considers the integration issue as crucial because of its plan to construct one more wind farm near Kamsheh and both the farms are expected to go online simultaneously. The ministry has short listed Nexant from the US, a British consortium comprising of CMS Cameron McKenna and Ernst and Young and Ibrahim Bakr Law Office to advise the ministry and the Electrical Regulatory Commission (ERC) on issues related to price estimates for renewable energy projects. The selected consultants will work with the project and receive consultancy fee from the $6 million funding provided by the World Bank-funded Global Environment Facility.

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