ABB bags 102 MW inverter order from Jordan


ABB, the Switzerland-headquartered power electronics company, announced it was selected to provide inverters for two PV projects totaling 102 MW (AC) that Spanish solar project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a unit of UAE-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, is constructing in Jordan.

ABB said it will supply 62 central inverters of the 2 MVA outdoor type, 30 inverters of 4 MVA type and two medium-voltage step-up stations for the two projects. Financial details of the supply deal were not revealed.

Fotowatio started construction on the two facilities in late May. The two facilities will supply local utility NEPCO with power at $0.069 and $0.076 per kWh, respectively, and will amount to 2% of the country’s overall generation capacity. Fotowatio closed the financing agreements for both projects in late March. The projects’ required investment is estimated at $180 million.

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“For FRV these two projects reflect the company’s strong commitment to promoting the generation of clean and affordable energy in Jordan, and enabling the country’s sustainable development. ABB was selected as inverter supplier for these projects because of the high product performance and good local presence, which can support the solutions delivered over the lifetime of the project,” said Fotowatio’s managing director in the Middle East, Carlo Frigerio.

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