Amec wins deal for oil-fired power plant in Jordan

This is a significant project for Amec Foster Wheeler with GPEC, which won the EPC contract in 2014 for the $2.1bn-worth 554-megawatt shale oil-based power plant

This power project will help Jordan utilise its substantial shale oil reserves, estimated to be approximately 30bn tonnes or 225bn barrels.
This power project will help Jordan utilise its substantial shale oil reserves, estimated to be approximately 30bn tonnes or 225bn barrels.

British engineering major Amec Foster Wheeler has announces it has been awarded a new contract by the China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (GPEC), for the design and supply of two circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) steam generator boilers, as well as technical advisory services for an oil-fired power plant in Jordan.

Located in Attarat Um Ghudran, approximately 100km southeast of Amman, the two 235 MWe (net) CFB boilers are designed to burn 100% of Jordanian shale oil.

This is a significant project for Amec Foster Wheeler with GPEC, which won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in 2014 for the $2.1bn-worth 554-megawatt shale oil-based power plant, Jordan’s first.

“As leading energy markets around the world aim to introduce energy-efficient and eco-friendly solutions with challenging fuels, this project is further testament to Amec Foster Wheeler's leadership and track record in CFBs, which is central to this effort,” Tomas Harju-Jeanty, president - Energia Group, Global Power Group at Amec Foster Wheeler, was quoted as saying in the press release received by arabianoiladngas.com. “We will use our CFB technology that is successfully operating in four European plants to burn oil shale.”

This power project will help Jordan utilise its substantial shale oil reserves, estimated to be approximately 30bn tonnes or 225bn barrels, thereby reducing its reliance on imported oil and gas. It is expected to meet 10-15% of Jordan’s annual power demand.

“This project is the first utilising Jordan’s abundant shale oil reserves. The successful cooperation between China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd and Amec Foster Wheeler is a giant achievement in oil shale-fired power plants,” Bai, vice-president of China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co, Ltd, was quoted as saying in the press release. “We believe that future growth of our market will generate more opportunities to achieve win-win situations.”

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