The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has completed repairs to the Vasilikos power station two years after it was badly damaged by a blast at an adjacent military site. An explosion of munitions stored at the Mari naval base wrecked four operational generating units and a fifth that was nearing completion (MEES, 18 July 2011).
The accident took out more than half of the island’s generating capacity, initially causing rolling power cuts and requiring the restart of mothballed capacity and the import of temporary generators while the Vasilikos units could be rebuilt. Cyprus News Agency (CNA) announced on 20 August that all five units at Vasilikos are fully operational. (CONTINUED - 566 WORDS)