Attarat Um Ghudran Development Area

The Project site is on a 37 km2 development site in a remote uninhabited area in Attarat Um Ghudran, 110 km south east of Amman and 40 km east of the village of Al Qatrana. The site is easily accessible via the main desert highway between Amman and Aqaba.

APCO selected the oil shale deposit of Attarat Um Ghudran after extensive exploration and geological studies to confirm the quality and quantity of the oil shale.
The Attarat mine has sufficient oil shale resource to supply the power plant for up to 40 years and this is supported by an independent JORC Report.