Qatraneh power station

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

It would be the first coal plant in 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 to construct a 30-megawatt coal-fueled power plant. Under the memo no EIA is required, and construction of the plant would begin in July and be completed in two years. Al Manaseer will build the power plant, and once completed, it will supply the company’s cement factory in Qatraneh. Coal would be imported from the US, Russia, and Africa.[1]

However, there have been no developments since the announcement, and the project appears to be shelved.

Public opposition

IndyACT and Climate Action Network oppose construction of the plant, saying an EIA should be 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: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 30 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported (US, Russia, Africa)
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hana Namrouqa, "Environmentalists protest plan for coal-fuelled power plant," The Jordan Times, June 23, 2016

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