The UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, witnessed the signing of a joint cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Yemen, and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, to provide the interim capital, Aden, with a solar power plant with a total capacity of 120 megawatts.
The agreement was signed on the Yemeni side by the Minister of Electricity, Engineer Manea bin Yameen, and the local authority in the interim capital, Aden, represented by the Minister of State, Governor of the capital, Ahmed Hamid Lamlas, and on the Emirati side, Eng. The future is Masdar.
The agreement provides for the establishment of a solar power plant with a capacity of 120 megawatts per hour. The agreement also includes the construction of transmission lines and transformer stations for the transmission and distribution of the energy that will be generated by the station, in addition to a number of items related to the conditions and obligations between the two parties.
The energy in Yemen will reduce the cost of generating electricity during daylight hours, as well as the need for fuel for power plants, and will also contribute to preserving the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
After signing the agreement, Eng. Bin Yammine confirmed that the survey work for the station had actually started a month ago, noting that there are tireless efforts being made to complete the project as soon as possible.
For his part, Lamlas stressed the strategic importance of the project, praising the unlimited support provided by the brothers in the UAE to rehabilitate the infrastructure in the interim capital, Aden.