Lebanon’s Energy and Water Ministry has said that it will issue a tender for 700MW capacity as part of its emergency power plan.

Power plants at Zouk, Deir al-Ammar and Jiyeh will be expanded. Bids for the Zouk and Jiyeh expansions are to be submitted by 14 May, while bids to build the Deir Ammar expansion will be submitted by 28 May. Bid documents will be available from 19 March.

Switzerland’s AF Colenco and Germany’s MVV Decon completed a study for the emergency power project in June 2011. The World Bank is working with the ministry for the project.