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Shamsuna Relies on TÜV Rheinland as Owners Engineer

Shamsuna Power Company and a power company in Jordan selected TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH to provide independent engineering services in support of the Shamsuna Aqaba PV Project in the sun-intensive Solar Belt.

Basic Facts
Client: Shamsuna Power Company & an electricity transmission and distribution company in Jordan
Timeframe: November 2015 – March 2016
Project Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Main services:- PV module measurement

- Review of commissioning procedures

- Monitoring of testing

- Construction supervision

- Mechanical completion certificate

- Calculation of export capacity

- Acceptance test supervision and evaluation

- Commercial operation date certificate

- Noise emission measurement

Initial situation and requirements

During construction of a 10 MW solar power plant, Shamsuna sought an experienced and recognized partner to provide comprehensive technical consultancy services in the role of independent engineer on site in the coastal city of Aqaba. They turned to TÜV Rheinland.

Solutions, results

Because of our 30-plus years of global experience in the photovoltaic sector, our references in the MENA region and our renowned brand, TÜV Rheinland Energy emerged as the best choice to assist in this important project.

We provided Shamsuna expert technical advice, oversaw construction, monitored testing, reviewed procedures, calculated export capacity and measured PV modules and noise emission. We also supervised acceptance testing as well as issued certifications of the mechanical completion and commercial operation date.

The first renewable energy developer to be granted a solar power generation license from the Jordanian Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission, Shamsuna began operation of the Aqaba Solar Farm in February of 2016 after successful connection to the country’s national electric grid.

Benefits for the client

Our independent engineering supervision, reviews and reporting helped this distinguished client to:

  • Enhance plant quality and safety
  • Reduce the risk of operational malfunction to avoid costly downtimes
  • Lower company liability
  • Keep the project productive and profitable

Did you know?

The Shamsuna Solar Farm in Aqaba consists of 40.320 solar PV panels according to the latest international standards and has an expected operational lifespan of 20 years.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Due to our extensive experience with solar power plants, we can help you in all project phases and ensure plant safety and reliability. We can also support you in achieving and maintaining profitability for large-scale PV systems and Solar thermal power plants - PV – from choosing the right site to full-scale operations.