Electrical energySiemens, Bin Laden win Mareb project [Archives:2005/814/Business & Economy]

February 7 2005

Mahyoub Al-Kamaly
The German Company Siemens, in association with the Binco Company of Saudi Bin Laden Group, has won a tender for the implementation of Mareb project for electric power generation by using natural gas.

Yemeni council of ministers has endorsed the tender for the building of $159 million worth power station with a capacity of 341 megawatts. The station is part of an integrated 700-megawatt power station.

The Yemeni government is also planning the implementation of several electric power projects, among them five stations working by natural gas in some governorates at a capacity reaching about 3,000 megawatts.

Second phase

It is designed that the energy of Mareb power station productive capacity to reach in the second phase at 700 Megawatt, to be negotiated for with the German company of Siemens.

The accomplishment of the project is connected to the level and speed of building energy lines for transferring power from Mareb to Sana'a and a relay station. |Mareb power generating project includes importation and operation of three generating turbine gas units, with various electric transformers.

Integrated systems

The project will also include the building of integrated systems for electricity, control, fuel, water, ventilation, conditioning, combating fire, high-tension keys and electric poles and building of residential units.

People are waiting for the completion of this project on its fixed time. It has been planned that the project would be finished in two years and a half.

The project is to be funded by the government, the Arab Fund for Development and the Saudi Fund.