Gamesa has secured a new order from Elecnor for the expansion of the Maan wind farm with the addition of seven new G97-2.0 MW wind turbines (14 MW).
This project, which Elecnor is building on a turnkey basis for the Jordan Ministry of Energy (MEMR), is located in southern Jordan. The first phase of the wind farm, for which Gamesa supplied 33 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines (66 MW), was commissioned two months ago.
Now, Gamesa and Elecnor have reached a new agreement to extend the original facility by installing another seven G97-2.0 MW turbines which will be delivered towards the end of this year and commissioned during the second quarter of 2017. After this expansion, the Maan wind farm will have installed capacity of 80 MW.
This is the second wind farm being developed by Gamesa in Jordan, a country which is highly dependent on imported oil and gas. According to recent estimates by Make Consultancy, installed wind capacity is set to exceed 1,300 MW in Jordan by 2025, buoyed by the government’s stated policy of reducing its energy dependence.
This second contract in Jordan evidences Gamesa’s commitment to the Middle East, a region in which its presence dates back to 2004, when it penetrated the Egyptian market, and in which it has installed over 800 MW.