Environmental Responsibility

The Attarat Project is located in a remote uninhabited area in Attarat Um Ghudran.

The power plant employs a state-of-the-art Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers from Sumitomo Foster Wheeler (SFW). The CFB boiler is a proven technology and SFW has supplied a similar boiler to Enefit for its oil shale power plant in Estonia.

The combustion process and operations at low combustion temperatures gives the oil shale long burning times, resulting in naturally low NOx & SOx formation and high combustion efficiency. After combustion, the emission particles are further captured in Electrostatic Fabric Integrated Precipitator (EFIP) before release to the atmosphere.

The power plant minimizes water usage in the Project by using Air Cool Condensers and also recycling wastewater for dedusting and other services.

The ash by-product can be reused in the construction & cement industry or returned to the mine void as part of on-going restoration & remediation process.

The Project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study was completed and submitted to the Ministry of Environment with approval granted in February 2015. The Project satisfies the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, as well as World Bank Health & Safety Guidelines with the Jordan Emission, Limits well within the IFC limits.

APCO continues to monitor the environmental impact during the mine opening and construction of the power plant to ensure compliance with the regulations.