King Abdullah Inaugurates Power Plant

  October 31, 2009 at 3:35 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated on Monday Jordan’s first independent power plant in Amman. The $300 million Amman East Power Project was constructed on a site located at Almanakher, which is approximately 14 kilometers east of Amman, and about 1 km from the Arab Gas Pipeline.

The project’s main goal is to meet the electricity needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, in order to contribute to the economical well-being of the population of Jordan. This project has been financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The new power plant was built by AED Jordan PSC, a company owned by a consortium formed by AES Oasis Ltd. Company(Cayman Islands) and Mitsui Co. Ltd. (Japan), which also built another power plant in Mafraq.

King Abdullah II was accompanied by a number of ambassadors, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Khaldoun Qteishat, the Royal Court Chief, Nasser Lozi, and the King’s Adviser, Ayman Safadi.

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