Expertise for Zouk Power Plant Rehabilitation in Lebanon

When: 2005

Where: Lebanon

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • Provide expertise and technical assistance to improve the efficiency of electricity generation and to enhance the environmental performance at the Zouk Power Plant
  • Identify different technical solutions to enhance the environmental performance of the power plant, taking into account the financial constraints
  • Recommend a set of suitable solutions for its rehabilitation

When: 2005

Where: Lebanon

What: Developing Technical Skills

In response to a request from the Ministry of Environment of Lebanon, we lent our expertise to Electricité de Liban, the national utility, by providing them with technical assistance to improve the efficiency of thermal generation and enhance the environmental performance of their Zouk Power Plant located in the outskirt of Beirut. In 2003, over one third of the electricity of the country was generated by the Zouk plant with and it was imperative to rehabilitate its outdated equipment.

In the course of two years, we led a fact-finding mission and did an extensive review and data analysis of the power plant, providing our members’ expertise and technical assistance to identify the different technical solutions available to enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the power plant, taking into account the financial constraints and recommend a set of suitable solutions for its rehabilitation.  The alternatives were assessed in terms of their cost, including both the economic and environmental benefits, and in 2005 we presented the final assessment report to the Lebanese authorities.

A letter of acknowledgement was sent by the Ministry of Environment on March 3, 2005 expressing very high appreciation of our work.

Participating members and partners

  • Enel
  • EDF
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ministry of Environment of Lebanon
  • Électricité du Liban (EDL)
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