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Masdar inks deal for 1 GW wind and green hydrogen projects in Jordan

It involves the production of desalinated seawater and dedicated renewable power.

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar) and the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources signed an agreement for the development of a 1 gigawatt (GW) wind project with a battery energy storage system (BESS) in Jordan.

The joint agreement will involve the feasibility study for the establishment of a green hydrogen project near The Port of Aqaba, which has the most cost-competitive hydrogen, and the production of desalinated seawater and dedicated renewable power.

Signed during COP28, the memorandum also includes the exploration of the feasibility of setting up a green hydrogen plant in the region, unlocking its potential as a major powerhouse in the green energy transition.

The agreement represents the advancement of the energy ministry’s priorities and its Economic Modernization Vision (2023-2033), as well as its net-zero goals.

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“With substantial wind and solar resources that can be used to generate large amounts of renewable energy, and produce cost-competitive green hydrogen and green fuels, Jordan has the potential to become a global powerhouse in the green energy transition,” Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, stated.

Currently, Masdar has started the operations of the 200 MW Baynouna Solar Park, the largest clean energy project in Jordan.

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