UAE's Khalifa Foundation to build $100m power plant in Aden, Yemen
120 MW gas turbine power plant will serve 2.5 million Yemenis when it starts up in end-2019
The UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Yemen’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy to build a 120 MW power plant worth $100m (AED367.3m) in the port city of Aden, in accordance with the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the support of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation.
The foundation will supply, install, and operate the 120 MW gas turbine plant and its associated power network.
The agreement was signed by Minister of Federal Supreme Council at Ministry of Presidential Affairs and vice president of Khalifa Foundation, Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, and Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Dr Najeeb Al-Awaj.
State-owned news agency, Wam, reported that the power plant would generate electricity enough to power the homes of around 2.5 million Yemenis.
Director general of Khalifa Foundation, Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, said operations at the plant would commence in late-2019.
In March 2018, Khalifa Foundation inaugurated Yemen’s Hawlaf Port, for which development works, including the 110m expansion of its berth, were implemented by the UAE entity.