Amman, Jordan, 4 April, 2011 –Kawar Energy Group and CH2M HILL today announced the launch of a United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA)-funded feasibility study to explore opportunities to develop utility-scale solar power generation in Jordan.Kawar Energy, a Jordanian developer of clean energy resources, has selected CH2M HILL, a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management, to perform a feasibility study for its proposed Shams Ma’an Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant. The project aims to develop more than 100MW of PV/CPV to meet the Jordanian renewable energy target for power generation. The clear Jordanian skies, coupled with an increasing demand for electricity and increasingly competitive photovoltaic prices offer a tremendous long-term opportunity both for Kawar Energy and the Government of Jordan. The project will provide a well defined implementation plan for Kawar, including a technology assessment, project structuring analysis, and consideration of social and economic benefits. Upon completion, the Shams Ma’an plant will provide a significant supply of clean peak energy allowing for optimization of investments in new generation capacity (today Jordan imports 96% of its energy), contribution to local and national economic development, and significant environmental benefits.
About Kawar Energy
Kawar Energy is an echo friendly project developer, focused on bringing technologies, solutions and services of energy, water and environment projects that are clean, green and sustainable to reduce carbon footprint and ecological impact in Jordan and Middle East region, with a positive socioeconomic impact. Kawar Energy is part of Kawar Group ,a leading privately owned business group, with headquarters in Jordan and operating in the Middle East and North Africa.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With US$6.3 billion in revenue and 23,500 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2010). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer.