After failing to get any financial support from Russia or Iran, Syria’s ministry of electricity has issued tenders to build and repair power turbines in Aleppo hoping that bidding companies accept cumbersome payment terms.
Syrian official media recently reported the delivery of hundreds of electric generators offered by the Chinese government to Damascus.
Syria’s power generation utility has issued a tender for the construction of a new power plant in Deir-ez-Zor although its requirement that bidders offer favourable payment terms reduces considerably potential interest in the project.
Iran and Syria signed last week an agreement to build a new power plant in Lattakia, although it is unlikely financing for the project has been secured.
Syrian engineers have managed to restore production at one of the turbines in the Tayem power plant, which feeds the city of Deir-ez-Zor.
Syria’s power generation utility is calling on foreign engineering companies to bid for the construction of two steam turbines in the Aleppo Power Plant, despite initially allocating the contract to Iranian companies.
A new attack on the Mhardeh power station last week stopped production at the plant and highlighted the unstable situation in the northwestern part of the country.
While Syria’s electricity production increased last year, it remained well below its pre-2011 levels.
Syria’s power generation utility wants to raise some USD 147 million to fund several renewable electricity generation projects.
A Turkish company has signed a ten-year agreement to provide electricity to parts of the Euphrates Shield Area.
Syria has issued a tender to improve the efficiency of three of its power plants and reduce their consumption of fuel oil.
Syria began in September of last year to generate revenues from its exports of electricity to Lebanon.
Syria has signed a “roadmap agreement” with Russia to build some 2,650 MW of new power plants and turbines, despite the fact that there is no money to pay for these projects, which are worth more than EUR 2 billion.
The Syrian regime and opposition groups north of Homs have reached a deal whereby electric supplies to the latter are restored in exchange for a repair of a major transmission line.
Iraq and Syria signed on December 28 an agreement to restore a link between their respective electricity grids.


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