New gas pipeline for power stations [Archives:2004/768/Local News]

August 30 2004

The Public Corporation for Electrical Power is currently studying the possibilities of laying gas pipelines to possible sites for three new power stations. The general consensus is that the first pipeline will be extended to Maaber, Sana'a, where a new power station is being planned with a capacity of 1200 MW. The second pipeline will be extended into the Aden Governorate where a station will be established with a capacity of 700 MW. The third one will possibly be laid to Hodeidah, so as to establish a gas generation station with a capacity of 400 MW. This would make a total of five gas-fired power stations in the country.
The Public Corporation for Electrical Power is currently attempting to increase the national electricity generating capacity by adding 400 MW. This is expected to happen after the completion of negotiations with an investment company to establish a second gas-fired power station for generating electricity in the Marib Governorate.