TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS‐Amman Regional Office has performed the technical inspection and certification of a 5 MWp photovoltaic plant according to standard EN 62446, which was installed at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) by Mustakbal clean tech, in partnership with Enerparc and Masannat Engineering and Contracting Company (MECCo) and connected within Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO) franchise areas.
This project is the first PV power plant that receives this kind of certification in Jordan, which involves testing and certification procedures to ensure the quality, safety and performance of the plant as a whole as well as its components. In addition, the application of the EN 62446 standard implies a “top quality” installation and safety precautions resulting in trouble free operation and the highest energy/financial performance for the University. JUST is a leading teaching and research center in Jordan in the Middle East, serving over 25,000 students. The 5MWp project was funded under grant from the United Arab Emirates that supports Jordan’s development objectives.
The contractor ‐ a joint venture of Mustakbal, Enerparc and MECCo ‐ was awarded the project in a competitive tender, and is in the process of building and commissioning an additional 15MWp of PV plants in Jordan under net‐metering and wheeling schemes. “This certificate is a testament of our ability to deliver utility projects to international standards, and we are happy to be the first to do so in Jordan ”, said Shukri Halaby, COO of Mustakbal. The plant was commissioned in early February. TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS has a leading position in the Jordanian market through its regional office based in Amman‐ Jordan offering to the local market the wide range of its portfolio in products and management systems certification as well as in industrial and infrastructure inspections and large‐scale PV projects commissioning. Nowadays, the name of TÜV AUSTRIA in Jordan is synonymous with the highest technical competence, impartiality and high credibility.