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Jordan, UAE to launch major wind power project soon

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AMMAN — The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Jordan’s Energy Ministry have agreed to begin cooperating soon on a wind power production project with a capacity of 2 gigawatts, the company's head of asset management Ali Buhaji announced on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

Buhaji affirmed his company's commitment to boosting cooperation with Jordan in the field of sustainable energy, highlighting the Kingdom's strategic location as a key investment destination, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Masdar's investments in Jordan, worth $500 million, began in 2015 with the Tafileh Wind Farm, which produces 117 megawatts or 3 percent of Jordan's total energy product. The company has also partnered with the Kingdom in the Baynouna Solar Power Plant — the largest solar power project in Jordan, generating 563 gigawatts annually (4 percent of annual power consumption), Buhaji noted.

Jordan and the UAE had signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) to further explore renewable energy projects and information and technology exchange in green energy fields.

This partnership will help the Kingdom in reaching its target of 50 percent sustainable energy by 2030, where the current rate stands around 29 percent. 

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