Radio Erena: 17 April 2015
The Hirgigo power plant expansion project that has begun at the end of 2013 is reported to be nearing completion, stated a French-based African Intelligence citing its sources.
The expansion project, which has been spearheaded by a Chinese national company, has lasted a year and is preparing for a full deployment with expected energy generation of 132 Mega Watts compared to its previous 84 Mega Watts capacity.
It is to be noted that the power plant had sustained partial damages in an airstrike by Ethiopian jets during the 1998 war between Eritrea and Ethiopia and that it was resorted with the help of the Kingdom of Kuwait. However, the plant hasn’t been providing full service due to shortage of the supply of petroleum caused due to the rise of gasoline in the world and lack of spare parts.