Tag Archives | Electricity

Hyundai to complete Power Plant in Tripoli

By John Lee. South Korea’s Hyundai has reportedly announced it will return to Libya early next year to complete the suspended Tripoli West Power Plant project. Sources at the Libyan state-owned General Electricity Company (GECOL) told Xinhua that embassy officials and representatives of Hyundai held talks with GECOL regarding security arrangements in preparation for the […]

Libya may Import Electricity from Algeria

Algeria’s Sonelgaz and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) have reportedly begun discussions on the export of electricity and other services from Algeria to Libya. Following a meeting last Tuesday, Algerie Patriotique quotes Sonelgaz CEO Mohamed Arkab as saying: “We have a surplus national production of electricity, especially in winter. And at this time, […]

Sarir Oilfield gets Capacity Boost

By John Lee. Reuters reports that an electrical substation at Sarir oilfield, which was damaged by fire in January, has been replaced. An official from the field’s operator, the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), has said that the new station will increase capacity by 26,000 barrels per day (bpd). (Source: Reuters)

Greek Firm in $400m Libya Deal

An agreement to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya, has been signed between the Greek companyh Mytilineos and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). The agreement was signing at a special ceremony in Tripoli, in the presence of the CEO of GECOL, Mr. […]

South Korean Construction Firms Consider Return to Libya

By John Lee. South Korean construction companies have visited Tripoli to assess whether they can restart work on three power station projects said to be worth LD 4 billion. According to Libya Herald, Hyundai and Doosan were building the 1400-MW Khaleej Power station at Sirte, which began in 2007; Daewoo was building the power station at […]

Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

Driving to the edge of Benghazi’s city limits will lead you to the bustling district of Al-Kwayfia. Small but lively, this suburb houses the eponymous Al-Kwayfia Respiratory Hospital, one of the few public health centers in Libya that treat respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases. The hospital’s location, away from the active fighting zones, has not […]

$18.5m Lost to Pipeline Closure

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya has lost $18.5 million so far due to the closure of the gas pipeline supplying the Zawiya power station. The line to the 1200-MW plant has been closed in the Bir Terfas district by militias seeking the release of family […]