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Wartsila wins first utility-scale solar PV deal

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed its first EPC deal for a utility-scale solar PV plant.

The 52 MW plant will be built in Jordan for AM Solar BV/Jordan, a joint venture between energy provider AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui.

NEPCO (National Electrical Power Company) is the offtaker of the solar plant and will be responsible for constructing the interconnection facilities.

The plant will be installed near IPP4, a 250 MW Wärtsilä-built power plant running on dual fuel engines which has been operational since 2014.

Construction of the solar plant is expected to start in June next year with commercial operation targeted for a year later.

Pekka Tolonen, director of solar at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, said: “We expect rapid growth in the use of solar energy, and we are excited to be contributing to a cleaner environment with our solar PV power plant solutions.” à‚