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About Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA

The inaugural Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA conference was successfully held at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil, Jordan.  O&M and asset management is a rising requirement in the region as solar project owners across the region are increasingly looking at extending the lifecycle and performance of utility sized solar plants upon the final stages of construction. In addition, the event also discussed Jordan’s upcoming tenders of solar projects upon its expansion of its energy grid in 2018.

Over 80 attendees gather across the two days to discuss Jordan’s upcoming commercial and utility sized solar projects as well as the latest developments on its green corridor project. They also discussed upcoming O&M and asset management requirements and the findings from case studies on the implementation of the latest technologies suitable for the region’s climate to improve performance and ROI.

The 2nd Solar O&M and Asset Management MENA conference will provide an update on Jordan’s third round of tenders, O&M and asset management strategies, systems and technologies to ensure long-term performance and profitability of solar plants across MENA

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Excellent Opportunities for MENA’s Solar O&M and Asset Management Industry:

  • DEWA has increased the targets for renewable energy to 7% of Dubai’s total power output by 2020 and 15% by 2030, to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
  • Jordan is on target to surpass its target of installing 600MW of solar PV by 2020, with 400 MW having already been awarded under the country’s first two tenders for large scale plants.
  • Net-metering has created an active domestic market, around 1,000 net metering projects have been installed in Jordan with a total capacity of 45 MW
  • Jordan currently has 300MW of round one utility scale solar PV under construction, 250MW is scheduled for completion in August 2016 with the remaining 50MW scheduled for completion in September 2016
  • There is currently 1.8KW of solar PV being constructed in Aswan in Egypt. 42 different consortiums are involved each with approximately 50MW in construction.


Top reasons to attend:

NETWORK with leading solar asset owners, financiers, O&M providers and EPC contractors
DISCUSS the latest O&M and asset management strategies
ASSESS the benefits of long term versus short term O&M contracts
UNDERSTAND how to design a cost -effective pre-emptive and predictive maintenance strategy


  • Yacoub Marar

    Head of Solar Energy Section - Renewable Energy Department
    Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

  • Eng. Maysoun Al-Rawabdeh

    H.S. Transmission Planning
    National Electric Power Company

  • Eng. Hassan Abdullah

    Strategic Asset Manager
    Jordan Electric Power Company (JEPCO)

  • Eng. Sami Zwatten

    Regulation and Renewable Energy Department Manager
    Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)

  • Hanna Zaghloul

    Kawar Energy, Jordan

  • Eng. Hamed Nababteh

    Managing Partner
    Ammam Renewable Energy Company, Jordan

  • Sabri Asfour

    General Manager
    FAS Energy, Egypt

  • David Heimhofer

    Terra Sola

  • Care Guan

    Middle East & Africa Regional Account Manager
    Huawei Smart PV Plant Sales & Service Dept

  • Dr. Raed Sherif

    Consultant for Solar Projects
    Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

  • Jeremy Crane

    Yellow Door Energy, Dubai

  • Borja Sanz

    Plant Manager
    Shams Power Company, Dubai

  • Dr. Rasmi Hamzeh

    Executive Director
    Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund

  • Tareq Khalifeh

    Director of Operations
    Modern Arabia for Solar Energy

  • Basel Dahleh

    Project Manager
    MASDAR Clean Energy

  • Vassilis Papaeconomou

    Managing Director

  • Marco Alves

    Managing Director - Head of O&M Service
    Martifer Solar

  • Suresh Bhaskar

    Chief Business Development officer for the Middle East, South and Central Asia, Turkey (MESCAT)

  • Harry Boyd-Carpenter

    Senior Banker, Power and Energy Utilities

  • Samir Kattan

    Managing Director

  • Eng. Motasem Thainat

    Section Head for Technical Planning
    Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO)

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.