General Electric builds gas turbine in Jordan

General Electric has agreed to build a gas turbine unit in northwestern Jordan to improve the kingdom’s power supply, a National Electricity Company spokesman has said. The new unit at Rihab power station, 60 kilometers (37 miles) NW of the Jordanian capital Amman, will cost USD 34 million, the spokesman said. He said the project, financed by the Jordanian government, will increase Rihab’s power capacity by 100mw to 360. Work on the new unit will start immediately and last 19 months. Rihab is one of four power stations across Jordan, which depends on natural gas to generate electricity. Much of the gas is extracted from the SE Risheh desert field on Jordan’s borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

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