Martifer Solar scoops €19m project in Middle East

Portuguese renewable energies company Martifer Solar has scooped a new project in the Middle East involving the construction of a 10 megawatt solar park with the capacity to carry energy to as many as 27,000 people.
The Jordan park is a major feather in the company’s cap and is being developed alongside Adenium Energy Capital, an investment and development company based in Dubai.
“The fact that the Jordanian government has approved Martifer Solar as the principal developer in this project is the best testimony of our competence in developing projects in markets of high potential, as has also happened recently in the UK,” said the company’s executive president Henrique Rodrigues.
The new park is part of a first phase in the Jordanian national plan for renewable energies. By 2020, the company wants to have as many as 600 megawatts in full function – generating as much as 10% of the country’s energy requirements.
For this first phase, Jordan has had to sign 12 separate licences for solar parks.