Production capacity 200 MW
Masdar launches Baynunah solar power plant, largest of its kind in Jordan
During the inauguration of the new station. From the source
Baynouna Solar Company, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a global leader in renewable energy, and Finnish investment and asset management group Talieri, has officially announced the official inauguration of the 200 MW Baynunah Solar Power Plant, the largest project of its kind in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Jordan, Dr. Bisher Khasawneh, the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, the President-designate of COP28, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Masdar, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed bin Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as a number of prominent officials from the Government of Jordan and Masdar. Al Jaber said: "In line with the directives of the wise leadership to implement projects that promote sustainable development, deploy clean energy solutions on a large scale and support effective climate action, we are pleased to launch the Baynouna joint plant with the Jordanian government, to consolidate the strong brotherly relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, so that this project contributes to supporting the achievement of the Kingdom's goals related to climate and clean energy, in addition to providing new job opportunities and supporting the economic development process."
He added: "Through the Baynouna Solar Power Plant and the Tafila Wind Power Project, Masdar is supporting Jordan's efforts and targets to provide 29% of its electricity from renewable sources, and to increase this percentage to 50% by the end of this decade. These qualitative and ambitious partnerships are a model of solutions that promote progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support economic growth while reducing emissions." Al Jaber pointed out that "the UAE, as part of its firm commitment to supporting climate action, will focus during COP28 on moving from the stage of goals to achieving them, achieving tangible results in the topics of mitigation, adaptation, financing, loss and damage, and continuing to work to avoid global warming exceeding the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius." Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed bin Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan said: "The inauguration of the Baynunah Solar Power Plant represents a landmark achievement that embodies the strong brotherly relations between the UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as the country is committed to helping brotherly countries in the region achieve their goals in the field of clean energy, and we are fully prepared to share our experiences with the government and people of Jordan, to contribute to advancing sustainable economic development in the Kingdom."