Ayla Oasis Development Company Signs A 3.2MW Net Metering Grid Connection Agreement With The Electricity Distribution Company

Three man-made blue lagoons with a total area of 750000 m², and comprising a constellation of 17 white sand beaches are spread over the Ayla community.

Offering world-class amenities in a glorious picture-perfect setting, Golf Hills is home to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course. The district offers a contemporary Ayla Golf Club and Academy, extraordinary guest accommodations, as well as beautifully designed residential apartments, townhouses and villas.

 

As part of Ayla’s mission to help create a prosperous community that embraces its natural assets, the company strives to develop the golf course to become one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. At the district, every detail conspires to provide its residents and guests with a spectacular experience. With over 12km² of rolling greens, the lush landscape features three green pockets with panoramic views of the area, paved courtyards reminiscent of a traditional Arabic medina, playgrounds, sundecks, and swimming pools – including an infinity pool overlooking the golf course.

The Avenue district is Ayla’s interpretation of downtown living on the coast of the Red Sea.
This pedestrian-friendly boulevard boasts designer brand local and international names in fashion and lifestyle.


Our walk-friendly roads will guide you through the cosmopolitan Avenue district, taking you from the modern residences and apartments to the vast shopping and dining areas, which lead into historic Aqaba.

Offering the perfect blend of land and sea – from luxurious waterfront residences, to a world-class marina, to the Marina Village’s unique boutiques and restaurants – the district’s pulse of the Ayla community. Encompassing modern luxury and historic beauty, the Marina District comprises 17,000 m² of commercial space, three hotels with approximately 700 rooms, as well as 582 residential apartments and private villas.

 

The district is also home to Aqaba’s largest marina with almost 300 berths, fitting boats up to 40m long with a draft up to 4m, and providing exceptional facilities and services that adhere to international standards. With its pedestrian friendly roads, yearlong activities catering to adults and children, biking lanes, world-class amenities, and a bustling nightlife, the district offers its residents and visitors the opportunity to get lost in the magnificent coastal allure of the Red Sea.

Dazzling entertainment venues, organic designs, and culture, unite at Ayla’s Creek District – creating an urban-spirited community bustling with extraordinary energy. The district is home to an exquisite beach club as well as a collection of contemporary riverfront residences that combine the perks of urban and coastal living. The district’s waterfront includes 420 townhouses and 72 apartments.

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Ayla Oasis Development Company Signs A 3.2MW Net Metering Grid Connection Agreement With The Electricity Distribution Company

Aqaba, Jordan

Ayla Oasis Development Company (AODC) and the Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) signed a 3.2 Megawatt Net Metering Grid Connection Agreement, to power the Seawater Pumping Station that feeds the lagoons in Ayla in Aqaba.


According to Eng. Sahl Dudin, Managing Director of AODC, energy produced from the solar plant will feed the sea water pumping station with a pumping capacity of approximately one million m3 of seawater daily. He added that the lagoons cover an area of around 750 Dunum that added 17 km of new water frontage to Aqaba, which is an increase of up to 52 per cent of Aqaba’s total water frontage.


“This agreement marks the completion of the legal and regulatory phases, encompassing the connection to the grid of the solar power plant stretching over an area of 33 thousand m2 located at the western area of the project,” Dudin said.
Ayla Solar Plant is expected to be operational early next month, as the actual construction has been completed and the testing and commissioning stages are currently underway, in collaboration with international specialists under the supervision of EDCO.


In this respect, Dudin stressed the importance of the cooperation extended by EDCO as well as the Energy and Mineral Resources Commission and their role in supporting renewable energy projects.


“Renewable energy projects in this scale help us achieve a better future for Jordan and will have a positive impact on national investments. AODC is, in fact, a pioneer in addressing one of the most significant national and investment challenges being the energy sector in the Kingdom.”

 

AODC is also seeking to expand its renewable energy projects through an on-site Power Wheeling Solar Plant with a capacity of 2.6 MW to power the desalination, irrigation and water circulation at the 18-Holes Golf Course currently under construction. With this addition, the total capacity of the two phases will reach up to 5.8 MW, making it one of the largest green renewable energy projects in the region to meet the project internal power requirements.


Dudin also stressed that this energy project will not be the last of its kind for AODC, but rather the beginning of other renewable energy projects inside and outside the allocated project area, adding further developments in this regard will be announced in due course.


Following the signing ceremony, a brief presentation on the Ayla project was made by Eng. Dudin, in the presence of Eng. Hassan Thneibat, General Manager of EDCO, his assistants and the directors of concerned departments.


Echoing the importance of the agreement in easing the energy challenges in Jordan, Eng. Thneibat said that “Signing the agreement today confirms EDCO’s role in supervising and regulating all national electricity connection lines. Our hope is to best ensure safety and sustainable services for all.”

 

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