Syria, Iran sign MoU on electricity cooperation

Syria, Iran sign MoU on electricity cooperationTehran, Iran : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on cooperation in electricity sector was signed between Syria and Iran on Tuesday.

The memo provides for establishing a new power generation station in Lattakia, with a total capacity of 450 MW, establishing five gas units with a capacity of 125 MW in Banias, in addition to, evaluating the damage caused to the Aleppo Thermal Station, and rehabilitating the first and fifth gas units in Aleppo.

It also stipulated for rehabilitating and reactivating the Electrical Supervisory Control Centre and Data Acquisition (ESCADA) in Damascus, rehabilitating the 90-MW al-Taim generating plant, in Deir Ezzor and improving the performance of Jandar Generating Plant in Homs.

The memo was signed by Electricity Minister, Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli and Director General of the General Establishment for Electricity Generation, Hammoud Ramadan, on the Syrian side, and Iran’s Deputy Minister of Energy, Sattar Mahmoudi and MAPNA Group Chairman and CEO, Aliabadi, on the Iranian side.

In the same context, Eng. Ramadan and Aliabadi singed two contracts on importing five gas units to Aleppo City, with a capacity of 125 MW and rehabilitating and improving the capacity of the 34 MW Gas Unit in Banias power station, to become 38 MW.

Later, Kharboutli discussed with the Adviser to the First Vice President of Iran, head of the Committee for Development of Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations, Saeed Ohadi, means to overcome obstacles facing the investment of Iranian companies in Syria, during the reconstruction phase.



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