• Shale oil-fuelled power plant to be ready late 2018 | The Jordan Times
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    Jordan’s first shale oil-fuelled power plant will be operational at the end of 2018, officials said.

    The facility is expected to slash the country’s energy bill by $500 million annually as the electricity it will produce will be bought at half the current price, officials said Wednesday.

    The $2.2 billion plant, which will have a total capacity of 470 megawatts (MW), accounting for some 15 per cent of Jordan’s current overall electricity capacity of 3,200MW, will utilise Jordan’s vast reserves of oil shale estimated at more than 70 billion tonnes, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed said at a press conference after signing a power purchase agreement with the consortium that will build the power plant, Enefit (Eesti Energia AS), YTL Power International Berhad and Near East Investments Limited. The plant will be built on build, own and operate basis.

    Under the 30-year agreement, Enefit will sell each kilowatt to the government at about $0.107, which is much less than the current costs of using diesel and heavy fuel to generate electricity, Andres Anijalg, project director for Enefit Jordan, told The Jordan Times after the signing ceremony, which was attended by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

    Currently, each kilowatt generated by burning diesel or heavy fuel costs around JD0.15, which is equivalent to $0.21.

    Enefit will finance the plant via loans from the Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China with the support of China Export and Credit Insurance Corp., said Anijalg.

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