Vestas to install refurbished turbines in Jordan

JORDAN: Vestas has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with developer EP Global Energy to supply refurbished turbines to remote areas of Jordan.

The turbines will be paired with diesel generators
The turbines will be paired with diesel generators

The agreement has been made as part of Vestas' Wind for Prosperity programme, under which old turbines are refurbished and paired with diesel generators to provide off-grid communities with power.

Vestas said it expects to have the first hybrid projects up and running in Jordan before the end of 2014 and eventually intends to serve more than 100,000 people in the country.

Vestas has already established itself in Jordan after winning the deal to supply the turbines for the 117MW Tafila wind farm, the largest in the Middle East. This project is also being developed by EP Global Energy, Vestas' partner in the Wind for Prosperity MoU.

This is the second MoU under the programme, following on from a deal signed with Masdar for the development of Kenyan projects, and is the first in the Middle East.

Vestas will refurbish out-of-use V27-225kW and V47-660kW turbines, which will be paired with advanced diesel generators to be operated by EP Global Energy.

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