Jordan concluded a bumper year for renewables in 2016 with a turbines order and financial close for Kepco’s Fujeij wind farm. However, its first oil-shale fired plant awaits Chinese state funding.

Korea’s state firm Kepco has ordered 27 wind turbines rated at 3.3MW capacity from Denmark’s Vestas, for installation at the 89.1MW Fujeij wind farm to be built 150km south of Amman. Kepco has also secured finance from Korean and Japanese institutions.

Vestas says turbine...