University of Jordan announces 16 MW net metering PV tender


The University of Jordan has published a new tender for a solar PV system totaling 16 MW. However, this will comprise three smaller installations; two 6 MW rooftop systems and a carpark PV system of 4 MW. Interested investors can bid for the complete 16 MW system or for each of the three components of the system separately. If they decide to do the latter, they also need to submit a technical and financial offer for each component separately.

The tender includes all design, engineering, supply, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning, cleaning and maintenance of the 16 MW PV system and the awarded contract(s) will belong to the “design, build and operate (DBO)” category.

Both foreign and local investors can apply, however “foreign firms wishing to bid for this tender are required to form a joint venture with a local specialized firm, where the local firm is named ‘lead partner'”, said the university. Obviously, such a joint venture needs to be documented according to the country’s regulations.

The University of Jordan has published the tender details in English, and interested investors can download all necessary information via this link. However, firms wishing to buy a copy of the tender document should pay a non-refundable JD 5,000 fee upfront and they need to do so by 5th June, 1pm local time.

Investors have time to make their plans by 28th August, 11:59am local time. Bidding offers should follow the guidelines as detailed in the web link provided.

The forthcoming tender from the University of Jordan is the most recent in a series of impressive net metering PV developments in the Middle Eastern country, which has embraced solar dynamically.

Specifically, pv magazine revealed recently that Lafarge Cement Jordan (LCJ) is developing a 17 MW net metering PV system, which is understood to be Jordan’s largest net metering system. The Al Hazaa Investment Group is also going to add a 16.5 MW solar PV net metering system at its premises, with construction starting in June. Jordan’s universities are also developing net metering systems at large.

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