Extensive work begun to repair damage at Vasilikos power plant
Extensive construction work has begun at Vasilikos power plant, on Cyprus' southern coast in an effort to repair the damages sustained during an explosion at a nearby naval base in early July.
Head of the restoration team, Antonis Patsalis, stated that the area has been turned into a large construction site with restoration work being carried out in accordance with strict time frames.
Mr. Patsalis added that electricity units 4 and 5 of the plant, Cyprus’ largest electricity power station, will be fully functional before next summer, noting that this is very important given the responsibilities that Cyprus will assume after obtaining the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in July, 2012.
The remaining electricity units 1,2 and 3, of a total power of 400 MW will be fully functional in the summer of 2013, he added.
According to Mr. Patsalis, restoration work at the site is currently running smoothly. He also expressed optimism that work there will be proceeding according to plan.