Sterling and Wilson Solar, an EPC and O&M solutions provider, has commissioned a 66 MW solar power plant in Jordan. The Al Husainiyah power plant is located in Ma’an Governorate, south of Jordan’s capital Amman. The project is located on an area of 1.3 sq. kms.

The Al Husainiyah plant is Sterling and Wilson Solar’s third project in Jordan. The project is expected to boost the harnessing of Jordan’s large-scale solar power opportunities. It will also help offset roughly 50,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. Additionally, the project will facilitate greater reduction in import dependence on hydrocarbon for power generation in Jordan. This is likely to boost economic growth in the country.

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has over 11.4 GW capacity in its solar energy portfolio, including both commissioned and upcoming projects. It has a large presence in the Middle East and North Africa region, with a renewable energy portfolio of over 2.2 GW. The company also encompasses about 8.8 GW of O&M projects globally.

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited is a Shapoorji Pallonji group company, which is an Indian conglomerate. It is a global pure-play, end-to-end solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions provider. The Company provides EPC services primarily for utility-scale solar power projects, with a focus on project design and engineering, and manages all aspects of project execution from conceptualizing to

REGlobal’s Views: Jordan’s geographical location makes it highly suitable for solar power generation. Thus, many solar power projects are currently being set up in the country as the country makes efforts to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and imports.