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Tunisia: Japanese technology will make difference in electricity

The first part of the Rades Combined Cycle Power Plant will be ready on June 22, 2019,

Tishifumi Egusa, the Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), said today, Thursday, February 21.

Nearly two thousand jobs will be created by this investment which will be finalized in 2020, “We want to transmit the Japanese energy know-how to Tunisia,” said Egusa.

Achieved with Japanese financing of 830 million dinars, this project will meet about 10% of the national demand for electricity.

Its two-turbine mechanism (gas and steam) allows a production optimization of 60% compared to conventional production.

As a reminder, the agreement between STEG and JICA concerning the construction of the plant was signed in July 2017; the total duration of the works is estimated at 33 months.

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