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Al Own BCM Joint Venture

AL OWN BCM is a joint venture between Al-Own Advanced for Contracting; which is a Jordanian contracting company incorporated in 1983, with its headquarters in Amman, and BCM International Company; which began as “Bayswater Contracting” a family firm in Western Australia in the early 1950s, and then expanded into Ghana in 1990.

This strategic partnership has enabled the joint venture to secure the biggest oil shale power plant project in Jordan. 

In 2012 Enefit Estonia (Eesti Energia AS) the world's largest oil shale developer, in partnership with YTL Power International which is an international multi-utility group headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and listed on Bursa Malaysia. Started as the 1st IPP in Malaysia, YTL Power is now active across key segments of the utility industry with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Jordan. and Guangdong Yudean Group which is a Chinese state-owned and the largest utility company in Guangdong Province, China. It provides power and energy services covering power generation, electricity transmission, power system management, power network maintenance, LNG supply, and other services.  established Attarat Power Company (APCO) to develop a nominal 532 MW (gross)/ 490 MW (net) Oil Shale fired generation project in favor of the National Electric Power Corporation (“NEPCO”) of Jordan, the single buyer of power. This is the largest private project financing supported by Sinosure to date with an investment value of USD 2.1 billion.

APCO oil shale projects are located in the Attarat Um Ghudran oil shale reserve, which is estimated to contain over 3.5 billion tones of Oil Shale.

The Financial Close and Notice to Proceed (NTP) was issued on the 16th of March 2017.


This project is expected to employ 5,500 people during construction and 1,500 during operation


Phase-1 quantities of overburden 204.1 MBCM and oil shale 63.6 MBCM


Largest Private Investment in Jordan          USD 2.1 Billion

Our Project

Al Own BCM have been awarded the mining works contract for the oil shale mine that will supply the power plant with stock until 2029 to be extended upon successful completion 


Brand New Equipment

Al Own BCM have invested in a brand new fleet of heavy duty mining machinery to fulfill the requirements of our clients for the Oil Shale Power Plant 

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