A new attack on a power plant in Syria has raised outages in various parts of the country.
Two turbines at a large power plant north of Damascus stopped functioning last week following a mortar attack leading to a severe increase in power outages in the Syrian capital.
The Ministry of Electricity has raised its estimate of the damage to the country’s electricity infrastructure.
Syria’s gas transport network continues to face attacks by armed groups, leading to continuous shortages of supplies and increasing power outages.
Syria’s power utility has issued a tender for the supply of ten mobile gas-powered generation units.
The suspension of gas supplies from the Arab Gas Pipeline has led to an increase in power outages in Damascus and surrounding areas.
Syria is extending yet again the deadlines for tenders to build power plants.
The state power distribution utility has signed dozens of contracts with Iranian, Chinese, and Korean companies for the supply of electrical equipment in the last two years, according to a state daily.
Monday evening, electricity was being gradually restored in several parts of southern Syria after outages of more than three days.
Attacks on Syria’s gas infrastructure are continuing, leading to an increase in power cuts across the country.
The Syrian power generation utility is extending the deadlines for several tenders as it fails to attract interest from foreign contractors.
Starting next September, electricity rates for businesses will increase in Syria as the government seeks to reduce the cost of its subsidies.
The lack of fuel oil is the main reason for the decline in the production of electricity, according to state officials.
Syria has signed contracts worth EUR 40 million for the import of electrical equipments from Iran.
BHEL, the Indian engineering firm, has said that its sole project in Syria had come to a halt because of the deteriorating security conditions.
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