A week after being forced to shut down, the Zahrani power plant in south Lebanon is back in business.
The plant shut down last Sunday citing a shortage of fuel. According to Électricité du Liban (EDL), there was a complication over how to test gas oil aboard a ship that was waiting to be unloaded.
Meanwhile, another fuel shipment from Kuwait was delayed due to the Suez Canal crisis. However, since the canal has reopened, the Kuwait fuel shipment finally arrived.
Operations are expected to go back to normal as soon as the fuel is unloaded. According to local media, the Kuwaiti shipment will supply the plant with 38,000 tons of gas oil.
The plant is one of Lebanon’s four main electricity producers. A second power plant had to shut down last week as well after running out of fuel.