ACWA Power signs 25 year PPA for the 485 MW Hussein thermal power plant

Source: ACWA Power

The plant will be located in Zarqa Industrial Area and will replace Jordan’s first thermal power station - the Hussein Thermal Power Station, which has been operating since 1975 and has recently been decommissioned.

ACWA Power has signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement with National Electric Power Company for the 485 MW Hussein CCGT IPP. The plant will be located in Zarqa Industrial Area (40KM north-east of Amman) and will replace Jordan’s first thermal power station - the Hussein Thermal Power Station, which has been operating since 1975 and has recently been decommissioned.

The project, with a total investment cost of c.US$ 460 million, uses GE Energy’s 9E turbines and runs on Natural gas as the primary fuel, and Light Diesel Oil as the secondary fuel. Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III (SEPCO III) will be the EPC contractor for the project, while the O&M will be undertaken by Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) of Jordan.

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