Bahrain plans to add 1.5GW of generating capacity by end- 2017 in a second phase expansion of the Al Dur power and desalination plant on Bahrain’s east coast. Minister of Energy ‘Abd al-Husain Ali Mirza says that with demand growing by 5-6%/year more electricity generating capacity is needed.

“With the current generating capacity we can go up to the second half of 2017,” says Mr Mirza. “Then the second phase of Al Dur will be commissioned. This will bring enough power to meet the extra demand. We are already working on the plan to develop the second phase and bring it onto the grid.” (CONTINUED - 282 WORDS)