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Saudi Arabia to Help Yemen Establish Power Stations

Saudi Arabia to Help Yemen Establish Power Stations

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 - 14:45
SDRPY delegation visits Al-Haswa power plant in Aden | Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is reviewing means of cooperation with PetroMasila, Yemen’s largest oil and natural gas company.

This cooperation is set to establish and rehabilitate power stations in all Yemeni governorates during the coming period.

Energy and Electricity Projects Department Director at SDRPY Abdul Rahman Al-Rabuh told Asharq Al-Awsat that PetroMasila is the executive arm of mega projects in the war-torn country, dubbing the company as Yemen’s Aramco.

He confirmed that SDRPY is examining options for cooperation with PetroMasila to establish power stations in all Yemeni governorates.

Rubh, on the sidelines of SDRPY’s visit to the Al-Haswa power plant in Aden, said that SDRPY aims to boost power production, transfer, and distribution.

He added that the program is looking to assess the current power production status to be able to compensate for the existing shortfall.

The visit, according to Rubh, aims to review electricity arrangements in place to meet summer consumption loads expected this year.

It is worth noting that the visit followed lengthy meetings held between SDRPY delegates and electricity officials in the transport, generation and distribution sectors.

Peak summertime loads for 2020 is predicted to stand around 520 megabytes—Al- Haswa station, for its phase, is expected to produce 264 megabytes.

According to the plans in place, Al-Haswa plant is expected to operate in Aden in the first half of this year.

Rubh pointed out that the problem of energy shortfall is still present, and that Al-Haswa power plant is a long project that requires time to implement.

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