Qatraneh power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Qatraneh power station is a 30-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and petroleum coke-fired power station in Karak Governorate, Jordan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Qatraneh Cement Plant, where the coal plant would be built.

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In June 2016, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Modern Cement and Mining Company (Al Manaseer) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct a 30-megawatt partially coal-fueled power plant. Under the MoU, no Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required. Construction of the plant was set to begin in July 2016 and to be completed in two years. Al Manaseer decided to build the power plant to supply the company’s cement factory in Qatraneh, and planned to import coal from the US, Russia, and Africa.[1]

In September 2018, Manaseer Group commenced operation of the new coal and petcoke power plant project feeding its cement plant in Al Qatraneh at a net capacity of 30 MW and a total investment value of US$100 million.[2]

Public opposition

IndyACT and Climate Action Network opposed construction of the plant, saying an EIA should have been carried out.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Modern Cement and Mining Company (Al Manaseer)
  • Parent company: Modern Cement and Mining Company (Al Manaseer)
  • Location: Qatraneh, Karak Governorate, Jordan
  • Coordinates: 31.1861511, 36.0741234 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 30 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 2018
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported (US, Russia, Africa)
  • Source of financing:

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