Civil Defense Directorate (CDD) Solar Energy Plant

The project, located in Al Hasa, Tafileh, South of Jordan, is realized as a ground mounted solar plant, contracted as a Build, Operate, Transfer “BOT” contract for 43 months, for the value JOD 1,075,000 on Wheeling basis; connected to the medium voltage overhead lines of the electricity utility, Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO).

The project’s main target was to cover complete electricity consumption of CDD’s workshop and centers located in the south of Jordan; specifically in Karak, Tafileh, Ma’an and Aqaba providing them with net-zero energy. FB GROUP’s scope, as the main contractor, included but was not limited to financing, designing, approvals obtaining, supplying, installing, connecting, and operation of the plant components; until the final handover. That is as well as operation and maintenance for the BOT period plus 12 months, for a total of 55 months.

The project is connected to the grid through medium voltage connection. Due to the fact that the solar plant is constructed to cover the loads of the CDD’s southern facilities according to the wheeling methodology and that the nearest point of common coupling is 11 km away, the procedure implemented to ensure the most reliable and professional communication is to connect the main distribution board of the plant (MDB) to the low voltage side of the transformer, which has a capacity of 1.6 KVA in order to transform the voltage from 0.400 KV To 33 KV. The transformer is connected to a 33 KV delivery station which has an auxiliary transformer to feed the auxiliary loads. It is connected to a 33KV autorecloser, and then to the point of common coupling.

Being a BOT contracted project, FB GROUP is the party responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for the BOT period (43 months) plus one year; total 55 months, starting from COD until April 12, 2022. FB GROUP’s scope for O&M includes Remote Monitoring and Controlling, Corrective Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Solar modules cleaning, and Reporting.

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