Ministry signs agreement to explore geothermal energy power generation

A undated photo of the risha Gas fieldRisha field
A undated photo of the risha Gas fieldRisha field
AMMAN — The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and Harmony Investment Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to explore the potential of harnessing the Risha Gas Field's geothermal energy for power generation and use in industrial operations, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh and Harmony CEO Khalil Abu Al-Rubb signed the MoU. The National Petroleum Company (NPC) was also a party to the agreement.

Repurposing unproductive wellsIn a statement, Kharabsheh said the deal allows Harmony Investment Company to study unproductive gas wells in the Risha field and convert them for geothermal energy production.

Global expertise will also be leveraged in the process through conducting technical, financial, and administrative studies, he said.

The targeted area has a very high ground temperature gradient at a depth of 2,500 meters, NPC Director-General Mohammed Khasawneh said, adding that the NPC will cooperate with Harmony to explore geothermal energy production.

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