Sgurr Energy, a Glasgow-based renewables consultancy, has been hired to work on the biggest solar energy farm in the Middle East.
The 52.5MW solar array project in Jordan will provide much-needed energy security to surrounding towns and cities.
Sgurr Energy, a Wood Group company, provided a full suite of technical due diligence services for the project lenders, including technical design review, evaluation of the EPC and O&M contracts, as well as providing technical insight into the power performance assessment and the environmental impact assessment.
It is expected that the project will begin construction this year and start energy production in 2016.
Kevin Wilkinson, Project Manager, SgurrEnergy, said: “This project has shown that solar PV is a very attractive option for sustainable power generation in the Middle Eastern. To be involved in this landmark project is a great honour and I’m looking forward to offering continued support to this and other projects in the region.”
The Shams Ma’an project was financed jointly by Mizuho Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and Standard Chartered Bank.
In view of the economic and social significance of the development to the region, the recent contract-signing ceremony in Amman was witnessed by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, and Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour,