Libya seeks power plant project consultants
Posted – 13th February 2021
General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol) has invited firms to bid by 15 March for the advisory services contract for two power plant projects in Janzour and Sirte.
The selected firm will evaluate the West Tripoli Steam power plant project in Janzour and the Gulf Steam Station in Sirte.
Each plant is expected to have an electricity generation capacity of 1,400MW.
It is understood South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction (E&C) is the implementing contractoir for the project.
In January, Gecol met with a South Korean delegation, which inspected the West Tripoli plant project site.
The state utility has also restarted works on the 740MW dual-fuel power plant in Tobruk in eastern Libya. It expcts to receive bids by 15 February for the consultancy services contract for the Tobruk power plant.
Greece’s Metka was awarded the $420m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the scheme in 2017.
The construction works on the project were meant to be fast-tracked with first power expected to be delivered within nine months.
However, the project was put on hold shortly after the contract award due to the political unrest in the country.
Many areas in Libya are in urgent need of power following the revolution and subsequent civil war in 2011. Significant power outages have since occurred throughout the country following the targeting of electricity and fuel infrastructure by pro-regime and opposition forces.
In 2016, total operational capacity was estimated to be 4,600MW, significantly lower than the 6,000MW demand recorded during peak periods.
MEED – Jennifer Againaldo
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