Lebanon to lease power-generating ships to reduce blackouts


Energy Minister Jebran Bassil praised on Wednesday the cabinet’s decision to lease power-generating ships to help reduce severe electricity rationing in the country.

“What happened yesterday was a good gesture by the government in terms of reforming the electricity” sector, Bassil said in a press conference.

“A decision to lease the vessels to back the production of electricity was made yesterday,” he confirmed, adding the rehabilitation of the Zouk and Jiyyeh power stations was necessary.

Photo: Turkish-made Power Ship considered (the world’s largest power-generating ship ) can generate 232 Megawatt of electricity