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COWI chosen as owner’s engineer for large wind farm in Jordan

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​An ambitious wind power strategy is intended to help supply Jordan with green energy. COWI is to handle the implementation of the country’s second-largest wind farm, producing 89 MW from 27 large land-based wind turbines.


Just half an hour away from one of the new seven wonders of the world, Petra, is an area with just the right wind conditions for the 89 MW Fujeij wind farm.

In all, 27 large wind turbines will supply power to the equivalent of 60,000 Danish households.

Fujeij wind farm is the second in a series of planned wind farms which will together deliver 1000 MW by 2020. COWI won the contract to act as owner’s engineer at Fujeij in a joint venture with KECC, Korea’s second largest consultancy. The assignment at Fujeij includes a review of the design and supervision during the establishment of the wind farm, and follow-up during the warranty period.

“COWI has been working in Jordan since 1988; among other things, we helped to establish a demonstration wind farm and identify wind farm sites, as well as carrying out preliminary studies for the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. That is why it will now be very exciting to be involved in the whole process of establishing the Fujeij wind farm,” says Søren Arthur Jensen, project manager in the Wind and Energy division at COWI.

COWI recently produced wind studies for a planned 82 MW wind farm at Al-Rajef, the first major wind power project to be launched in Jordan.

Key facts about COWI

  • International consulting group within engineering, economics and environment.
  • A global leader in marine and port facilities, bridges and solid waste.
  • 6,400 employees involved in more than 13,000 projects at any given moment.
  • 90 offices in 25 countries.
  • Net turnover of EUR 747 million (2015).
  • Founded in Denmark in 1930.

LAST UPDATED: 18.08.2017