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Vestas successful in Denmark and Jordan

Aarhus, Denmark

In Jordan the ground-breaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of a 117 MW wind power plant and in Varde in Denmark the Ulvemosen project will feature the increasingly popular V117-3.3 MW turbine.

Jordan H.E. the Prime Minister of Jordan, Abdallah Ensour, Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) Chairman, Samer Judeh, and representatives from the sponsor and lender group took part in the ceremony yesterday evening which showcased the landmark Tafilah project to Jordan and its people. Tafilah is the combined result of a four-year cooperation by a team of Jordanian and international experts. Civil works have already begun, and the 38 wind turbines will be directly transported from the port of Aqaba to the project site over the coming months. The first turbines will begin to produce electricity as from the first quarter of 2015, and the wind power plant will be fully operational by August 2015.

The wind power plant will then be connected directly to the National Electric Power Company grid and provide almost 400 GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the energy needs of over 150,000 Jordanians. The Al Tafilah project will also significantly contribute to the region

Source: IWR Online, Apr 04 2014