The Syrian state power utility has revised construction schedules for 1gw of new generating capacity. But contractors are deterred by Syria’s political crisis.

Syria’s Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has extended tender deadlines for the construction of two 500mw power plants, at Zara in central Syria and at Traifawi, near Aleppo. The tenders for the two projects, which would each comprise two 250mw steam power units running on gas or fuel oil, were initially issued in August 2011. The deadline for Zara bidding has been put back from early July to 10 December and for the Traifawi plant the deadline has been changed from late August to end-September. (CONTINUED - 334 WORDS)