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Arab-Irish: Irish firm bidding to construct solar project in Jordan

Renewable energy company is confident of winning contract to help build $100m project, writes Caroline Allen.

30th March, 2014

Dublin company Mainstream Renewable Power is tendering for a contract to build and operate a large-scale 50 megawatt solar project in Jordan.

The company, which employs 180 people, has previously explored opportunities in Turkey and Egypt, but is now firmly focused on winning business in Jordan, according to chief executive Eddie O'Connor.

O'Connor said 570,000 people had traveled across the border from war-torn Syria into Northern Jordan, prompting an urgent need for infrastructure, water and energy.

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