Syrian Engineers Decide to Return Brilliance to their Electric Establishments

(ST) - The Military Construction Implementation Establishment (MTA2) has recently completed the rehabilitation of the first stage of the power sub-station M1 in the third class that feeds the largest part of the third industrial class and a part of the second industrial class. The sub-station was fed by Aleppo General Electricity Company and the General Establishment for the Transfer of Electric Power in Aleppo. The station started operating on Saturday 16/3/ 2019 and ensures the stability of feeding facilities in the industrial city of Aleppo. The whole project was studied and executed by national cadres.

To know more about this important project, the Syria Times e-newspaper met, the project manager, Eng. Asef Ghanem who said :” My visit to Aleppo was at a request of a government establishment to evaluate the damage of the electricity caused by the war in the province and especially in Sheikh Najjar industrial area and the possibility of restoring these damages. What I saw there was very sad and painful, the debris everywhere and all the factories and facilities there were ruined.

I entered one of the sub-stations which had been put into operation just one year  before the beginning of the war in Syria. It was designed with high technology and provided with the latest equipment. The sub-station is almost destroyed now. One of the managers there asked me if it could be repaired and returned to work again, especially that all the foreign experts who saw it said that it was impossible to be repaired again, as he assured  me. I told him we will try and restore  it as it was.”

The Journey of challenges and success in reaching the goal

“The challenge was great,  there was no materials or equipment to compensate for the damaged parts of the sub-station, but our goal was to bring life back to that important economic area.

In December last year we began to rehabilitate the power station. Two and a half months of continuous work, despite all the challenges. Thanks to our engineers and technicians, all the existing faults have been repaired and the damaged parts have been replaced. Despite all the technical difficulties that faced the work, sub-station was put in service. Last Saturday, thanks God, hundreds of factories in the area have now returned to work.

“Yes, the Syrian creativity has achieved the miracle again. We have reconstructed what was destroyed by the war. We have restored the most important pillars of the industry, namely electricity,” Eng. Ghanem concluded.

The Sheikh Najjar industrial area is the largest and most modern industrial city in the region where thousands of factories in various industrial fields  such as textile industry, food industry, pharmaceutical and chemical industries have been constructed.

Interviewed by Amal Farhat