Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited, one of the world’s largest solar EPC and O&M solutions providers, today announced that it has commissioned the 66 MWp Al Husainiyah solar power plant in Jordan.
The project is located on a 1.3 sq.km area in Ma’an Governorate, 200 km south of Jordanian capital Amman. It was executed with more than 850,000 safe manhours during the pandemic, by following all the necessary safety protocols and guidelines set by the local authorities, as per the company release.
The Al Husainiyah project will help offset around 50,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and unlocking large-scale solar opportunities for the country.
Amit Jain, global chief executive officer, Sterling and Wilson Solar Group, said, the Al Husainiyah project in Jordan was commissioned amid such difficult times. Due to the outspread of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns in India and other countries, there were delays in manufacturing, FAT (final acceptance testing) of material and construction work at the site. However, the company arranged priority deliveries for material from OEMs, enabled remote monitoring, hired a local team, and provided the necessary training to them, to deliver the project as per the agreed timelines.
“This is our third project in the country, and we are proud to be a contributing player in the Government of Jordan’s mission of switching to renewable energy. These projects are critical for Jordan’s economic growth by reducing its reliance on costly hydrocarbon imports for power generation,” he added.
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has a solar project portfolio of more than 11.4 GWp (commissioned and under various stages of construction) in various geographies. The company also manages an 8.8 GWp portfolio of O&M projects globally. Having executed multiple projects in the MENA region with a portfolio of around 2.2 GWp, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited is a prominent renewable player in this region.
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