Enemalta has reported that at around 14:30 CET on Friday, during reinforcing works being done at the Marsa South Distribution Centre, a fault occurred which led to an explosion in the distribution switchgear. No one was injured during this incident but this caused the two units at Marsa Power Station; Turbine 6 and Turbine 7, together with the Steam Units and Gas Turbine at Delimara Power Station to trip. The only generating units that didn’t suffer a trip were the diesel engines at the Delimara extension.
As a result of this, 55% of the island suffered a power cut. Currently Enemalta engineers are starting up the various units and have already started restoring supply. Investigations will be held to determine the cause of the explosion. As of 18:54 CET power was restored to all localities.
Investigations are currently underway to find the cause of the explosion at the Marsa South Distribution centre which led to the power cut. Luckily no one was hurt in the explosion, however the employees involved were sent to hospital for further observation.
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