Third electricity barge supplements Zouk output
The Turkish electricity generation barge, Esra Sultan, has begun to provide power to the Zouk Power Plant. The barge arrived in Jiyeh in July, where it was connected to the power plant there. The barge was subsequently moved north and linked to the Zouk Power Plant.
The transportation and connection costs were covered by the Turkish company.
The barge has a maximum capacity of 235 Megawatts. It is currently generating 140 Megawatts.
Jbeil, Keserwan and part of Metn are now expected to get 22 to 24 hours of electricity per day.
The barge will stay in Zouk until October 2018.
Esra Sultan is the third electricity generation barge, and is part of a Cabinet decision that extended the contract of the two existing power ships for three more years.
Reported by Gisele Khalaf
Date Posted: Aug 08, 2018