Sunset Solar, a German company, has won a contract to build a 1MW photovoltaic plant in Deir Ali, the first such plant in Syria.
Demand for electricity in Syria rose 6.1 percent in 2010 according to PEEGT, a government-owned power utility.
The Qatar Electricity & Water Company has announced that it is scrapping plans to build two power plants in Syria worth a combined USD1 billion.
The Saudi Fund for Development will provide USD 100 million to part-finance the construction of 750MW Combined Cycle Plant in Deir-ez-Zor, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Nine international companies and consortiums have pre-qualified to bid for the development of one or two IPP Wind Park Projects in Syria, according to PEEGT, the state power utility.
Inter RAO, a Russian power utility, said it intended to establish a subsidiary in Syria to operate in the power supply business.
PEDEEE, the state-owned electricity utility, has issued a tender for the EPC of eight 66/20 K.V substations to be financed by the European Investment Bank.
Syria is inviting consultancies to bid for the supervision of works on the 50MW wind farm to be built by Gamesa near Homs.
PEEGT is inviting consultancies to bid for the supervision of works at the Tishreen Power Plant, which involve a turnkey contract to add 400MW in capacity.
Gamesa of Spain is finalising negotiations with the Syrian Government to build the country’s first wind power park, according to the local media.
Demand for electricity rose 4.2 percent last year, according to Hisham Mashfej, head of PEEGT, the state-owned power utility.
The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has extended its tender for the purchase of some 2 billion kWh of electricity through the Turkish network.
Sixteen international companies have prequalified for the development of Syria’s first independent power producer, according to the Ministry of Electricity.
IPA Energy & Water Economics has been selected to evaluate the pre-qualification bids for Syria’s first wind energy project, according to Hisham Mashfej, General Manager of the Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission.
Wartsila will be operating and maintaining the 45MW power plant of Al-Badia Cement for three years, according to the Finnish company.


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