Rhodes Power Plant, Greece

As it turned out this week I had to jump in and help our supervisor and service team once again. I didn’t mind I must say.

Some of the guys and the only  woman we have is  on holiday, others are out on work. This time I received a call from the woman who is responsible for this new power plant. She was on holiday when the customer contacted her, with the info, she was needed in a hurry.

As she was in Finland on holiday and knew that I cover for her last time, when I was in Falls City Nebraska, she thought why not call me and ask if it was OK for me to go.

This Power Plant is a new built and has been an ongoing project for 10 years (over finance crises and all).

Four – five weeks ago the old Power Plant on Rhodes had a fire with the result that 1/3 of the electricity which should serve the island was gone…. Not the best during high season.

At this stage it was no discussion for the authorities to pull the thumbs out and let everyone finish it up and start to produce the electricity needed for the island.

What do you say when the question comes…. can you travel to Rhodes Monday next week????. Hmmm for me  I said for sure I go. Of course a lot of work, but there is always time for a swim in the ocean and all the good Greek food……mmmmmm fantastic.


So Yeah, I booked my trip and arrived Monday evening. The local crew should be ready Tuesday morning.

I arrived on site Tuesday morning and the team I should supervise was ready and had started prepare a little. This team was just fantastic and among the best site team I have ever seen. After a while I had to ask from where they came. They informed me that they came from Albania and worked since years in Greece (Fantastic and I thought they come  from Greece and I had asked them a lot about Greece).

I had the privilege to work with them for two days. After that it was time for me to start up the exhaust gas cleaning system for the engines. This as well went as a clock work. Now the island Rhodes have a top modern Power Plant which emit no emissions.

It surprised me that when talking to the locals they where really concerned about the environment.

I did not believe/knew that the green thinking had become so strong in Greece.

I applaud the people of Rhodes and that they take the world pollution serious and can see that it is needed to do something.



    • James on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Thanks for describing the power situation on Rhodes. I’m on holiday here and we recently had a power cut in the early hours which made me interested in what the grid here was like.

    1. Hi James
      Yes it is quite tragic Rhodes have one super modern power plant energy and environmental vise but still not really use it.

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