ABB has received an order from Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) to supply its central inverter solutions to two photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in Jordan, Middle East.

The two PV solar power plants Mafraq I and Mafraq II, to be built by FRV, have a combined alternating current (AC) power of 102MW. The plants are expected to start operations in the summer of 2018.

Under the contract, the central inverter solutions to be supplied by ABB include 62 pcs of 2 MVA outdoor type central inverters, 30 pcs of 4 MVA and 2 pcs of 2 MVA medium-voltage step-up stations.

ABB's outdoor type oil transformers and its 36 kV safering-type ring main units with outdoor enclosure will be used by the stations. The contract also includes commissioning of central inverters.

FRV Middle East managing director Carlo Frigerio said: “For FRV these two projects reflect the company’s strong commitment to promoting the generation of clean and affordable energy in Jordan and enabling the country’s sustainable development.

“ABB was selected as inverter supplier for these projects because of the high product performance and good local presence, which can support the solutions delivered over the lifetime of the project.”

Recently, ABB has received a $30m contract from ScottishPower Renewables to deliver two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) to East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.