By the end of August temporary units for electricity production will begin operation, to enhance Cyprus’ power capacity after the destruction of the island’s main power plant in Vassiliko, near Limassol.
In statements to CNA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC), Charis Thrasou, said that the temporary power units will produce around 95 MW.
The EAC Board of Directors, which convened Friday, awarded the bid it called for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of temporary power units of a total power of 95 MW.
The tender has to be approved by the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority.
The supply and the operation of the units are expected to take place by the end of August, Thrassou concluded.
The Vassiliko power plant was knocked down when a blast occurred in containers, full of munitions, which Cyprus had confiscated from ”Monchegorsk”, a vessel sailing from Iran to Syria in 2009. Nicosia was acting in accordance with UN sanctions against Teheran.