ALJ Energy finalizes deal for Jordan solar projects

ALJ Energy finalizes deal for Jordan solar projects
The solar plants will generate 133.4 MW DC in total — approximately two percent of Jordan’s total generation capacity and enough to supply more than 80,000 households.
Updated 29 March 2017

ALJ Energy finalizes deal for Jordan solar projects

ALJ Energy finalizes deal for Jordan solar projects

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has recently announced it is one-step closer to powering 80,000 homes in Jordan with clean energy, as part of its commitment to being the leading solar development company in the Middle East.
The announcement coincided with the visit of King Salman to Jordan.
Omar Al-Madhi, CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, Saudi Arabia, said: “Our projects around the region, including in Jordan, clearly exhibit the great potential for solar in the Middle East.
“The electricity we are producing in Jordan is being generated at low cost — less than the average price of electricity in the country. It is financially viable, as well as having a positive impact on the environment. Upon project completion, nearly 80,000 homes would be powered in the country. Such projects provide proof that solar can be the sustainable energy source for the region, including in Abdul Latif Jameel’s home market of Saudi Arabia.”
He added: “With their development we can contribute to the generation of clean and affordable energy, fostering the region’s sustainable growth. That is why we remain committed to being the leading solar development company in the Middle East and beyond.”
As proof of the progress being made in developing clean energy, FRV, which is part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has announced the financial close of two of the largest solar PV projects in Jordan.
The solar plants — Mafraq I and Mafraq II — represent a combined investment of approximately $180 million and will start construction shortly in the region of Mafraq. Once completed, they will generate 133.4 MW DC in total — approximately two percent of Jordan’s total generation capacity and enough to supply more than 80,000 households. Each project will avoid the emission of over 80,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to removing 17,000 cars from the country’s highways.
The projects will create an estimated 500 jobs during their construction phase and are expected to begin operations in June 2018.
As part of its commitment to the social and economic development of the communities where it operates, FRV together with IFC, EBRD and PROPARCO, has signed two scholarship agreements with IE University related to these projects. The scholarships, called Young Talented Leaders, are intended to cover the training and accommodation expenses of two Jordanian students for the completion of bachelor’s degree courses at IE University in Madrid.


Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah
Updated 17 January 2021

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah’s casual rooftop venue, the Sky Lounge, already a hit with the evening crowd, is now serving diners on weekends with a special “Sunrise Breakfast.”

Following the successful relaunch of Sky Lounge in November last year, and in response to requests from guests, from Jan. 14 the spectacular rooftop venue is offering breakfast featuring an array of international and Saudi treats, with views of the sunrise and the Red Sea.

The “Sunrise Breakfast” begins with freshly squeezed juices and a choice of cereals. Farm-fresh eggs served as you like follow, alongside a bakery basket of croissants, Danish pastries, muffins, artisanal breads and preserves, fresh seasonal lamb liver (kebda), an oriental salad, cheese platter, cold cuts, ful medames and warm Arabic bread, as well as fluffy pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh strawberries, and tea or coffee.

The “Sunrise Breakfast” is available for both in-house and walk-in guests on weekends (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., making it an excellent choice for anyone craving an early start, or those up through the night who are in need of a kickstart to the new morning.

Nestled on Rosewood Jeddah’s 17th floor and set around a circular swimming pool illuminated by soft lighting, Sky Lounge is a place to see and be seen. With panoramic views taking in the Jeddah Corniche, the city and the Red Sea, the casual venue is open to the sky that burns vivid orange with every dusk and dawn, while cool breezes shuffle the clouds like a deck of cards. 

On balmy evenings, Sky Lounge offers a set menu for a minimum charge per person with light and delightful, freshly cooked gourmet dishes that complement the relaxing ambience. Evening operating hours are 5.30 p.m. to 2 a.m., making Sky Lounge a favored venue for after-work cocktails and dinner for both in-house and walk-in guests. 

Sky Lounge is also a popular choice for birthday parties, private gala gatherings, romantic dinners à deux and any special occasion to remember. 

The award-winning Rosewood Jeddah features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. The 101 guest rooms and 26 suites are elegantly furnished and reflect a contemporary aesthetic. Many offer views of the Red Sea and all enjoy 24-hour butler service and state-of-the-art entertainment and business solutions. The Health and Fitness Center is located on the 17th floor and there is also an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.