UAE Completes $100M Power Station in Yemen

UAE Completes $100M Power Station in Yemen
Iraqi engineers monitor controls at the Baghdad South power plant. USAID is funding the repair of Iraq’s nationwide electrical system. Baghdad South like many other power facilities are in great disrepair as Iraqi plant managers were forced by the previous regime to keep them online at any cost often foregoing mainainence and safety procedures. Some engineers were threatened with jail if they failed to keep them running.

The UAE has built a 120 MW, $100 million power station in the Yemeni port city of Aden, WAM (Emirates News Agency) reported.

The station, reportedly powered by one of the world’s largest engines, is located in the Al Haswa district and is slated to become operational in October.

Funding was provided by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation on the back of the UAE’s support for President Hadi in the ongoing civil war.

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Al Maisari said that the facility will “add a significant value to the energy infrastructure in Aden and neighbouring governorates.”

UAE Humanitarian Operations Director for Yemen, Saeed Al Kaabi, stressed the “paramount importance” of the power station to help mitigate the effects of the ongoing conflict. He added that two 5,000 cubic meter storage tanks are being built to ensure that the station will remain operational for 14 consecutive days.


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