By Noura Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 27 November 2015:
Benghazi and parts of the east of the country are facing yet more power cuts after . . .[restrict]the last remaining power station in the city was hit by rockets.
The missiles, fired from inside Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council lines, struck the Benghazi North power station today. State electricity company GECOL said extensive power cuts were inevitable. The generating plant, which has a design capacity of 1200MW, is understood to have lost 500MW of output in the rocket attack.
There were unconfirmed claims this evening that the missiles that caused the damage were made in Misrata. Fragments said to have been recovered from the power station were alleged to show markings that could be traced to Misrata.
GECOL has pointed out that this is not the first time that Benghazi North power station has been targeted. It added that its engineers were working to fix the damage but warned the task could take some time, possibly because new parts may need to be imported. In the past the power plant’s output has been curtailed by shortages of its gas feedstock, thanks to interruptions to the supply via Zuetina. [/restrict]