Category: News

Autumn Launch for First Wind Farm

Jordan’s first utility-scale wind project is set to begin operating in September, said the head of the company behind the pioneering project which aims to help diversify Jordan’s energy basket away from its overwhelming reliance on expensive fossil fuels. Jordan…

Lenovo Upbeat about its Smartphones in Jordan

Lenovo launched its first range of smartphones in Jordan last month, joining other big Chinese tech manufacturers like Huawei in trying to capture a slice of the Kingdom’s growing handset market. Lenovo released seven budget-to-midrange models, ranging in price from…

Vocational Training Boost Needed – Al Qassem

If in the past Jordan’s education system was directed at encouraging students to embrace an academic path, now the pendulum must swing back towards vocational training, Arabian Business Consultants for Development CEO Laith al Qassem said during last month’s Educating…

GDP to Grow 4 Percent in 2015 – QNB

Despite a difficult regional context, the Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group said it expected Jordan’s real GDP growth to reach 4 percent over 2015, accelerate to 4.3 percent in 2016, and 4.5 percent in 2017. Jordan’s economy would continue to…

GAM to Convert Waste into Energy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has loaned the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) $13 million to fund the construction of a landfill-gas recovery system which converts municipal waste into energy. The project, which is the first of its…

Tesla Home Battery: The Answer to Jordan’s Solar Energy Conundrum?

It’s pretty obvious that Jordan, an energy-poor country with almost year-round sunshine, is set to benefit greatly from advances in solar power technology. But even with the encouraging appearance of more and more photovoltaic panels on the roofs of homes…

Four Companies to be Selected in Second Renewables Round

As part of Jordan’s second round of national renewable energy IPPs, Arabia Group said it has been shortlisted to construct a 50 MWp plant. The company said it’s one of four solar developers that will be selected to provide a combined…

Jordan Relaunched: Opportunities, Investments, and Partnerships

As part of the “Jordan Relaunched” program unveiled at last month’s World Economic Forum, the Kingdom laid out investment opportunities worth $20 billion that aim to create 180,000 desperately-needed new jobs over the next decade. If successfully funded, the ambitious…

Going Electric

This year’s World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea saw the signing of several agreements, including an MoU with manufacturers of electric cars that aims to encourage their use in the Kingdom. A statement from the Royal Court said an…

Russian Nuclear Energy Deal Signed

In a move which brings Jordan’s controversial nuclear energy program a big step closer to reality, the government recently signed a $10 billion agreement with Russia’s Rosatom to build the Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant. Chairman of the Jordan Atomic…