ABB’s central inverter solutions have been chosen to power two solar photovoltaic power plants in Jordan.

Mafraq I and Mafraq II will together have a total power of 102 MW and will be built by utility-scale solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. Both plants are expected to be operational summer 2018.

The plants are using ABB’s outdoor type oil transformers and ABB’s 36 kV SafeRing-type Ring Main Units. The grid code compatibility is secured by ABB’s plant controller together with the inverters’ advanced grid support features. Commissioning is also included in the delivery.

Carlo Frigerio, managing director of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in the Middle East, said the two projects “reflect the company’s strong commitment to promoting the generation of clean and affordable energy in Jordan and enabling the country’s sustainable development. ABB was selected as inverter supplier for these projects because of the high product performance and good local presence, which can support the solutions delivered over the lifetime of the project.”

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