Lebanon set for electricity barges
First barge reportedly expected within four months
Lebanon will have its first electricity generating barge within four months, according to the country’s Energy and Water minister and reported in the Lebanon Daily Star. The country has sent the first payment to the Turkish firm Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim that is supplying the two barges which are set to generate 270 MW of electricity.
The barges are expected to reduce electricity rationing in Lebanon by one hour if power plants need to be shut down for rehabilitation.
The minister has also said that Lebanon is still looking to secure additional electricity supplies from Syria, Iran and Egypt, and is also seeking to tender a 700 MW power facility.
The government has reportedly received an offer from a Danish firm to build the power plant, with a German fund financing the project “with a very low interest rate and a six-month grace period”.