Tag Archives | GECOL (General Electricity Company of Libya)

New Tenders from GECOL

By John Lee. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has advertised new tenders: Transformer Oil Insulator Washing Equipment On-Line DGA Monitor Dead Tank Compact (Source: GECOL)

Khoms Power Plant Damaged in Fued

Libya Herald reports that a feud between families is believed to have been responsible for cutting power to parts of Tripoli, when a fuel tank at Khoms power station was hit during exchanges of fire. State electricity company GECOL shut down the 450 MW plant as black smoke billowed from a burning diesel tank. The […]

Blackouts Feared from Misrata to Benghazi

The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has warned that places from Misrtata to Benghazi face power shortages as protestors blockade oilfields near Marada. A spokesperson for the Sirte Oil Company (SOC) told Libya Herald that demonstrations had continued at Marada, where blockades began three days ago. The demonstrators are thought to be from the […]

GE Wins $135m Power Deal

GE’s Distributed Power business has announced that its trailer-mounted, mobile aeroderivative gas turbines have been chosen to help the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) meet the country’s growing power needs, with two of the units having been installed and commissioned within six weeks after site selection. This fast-track, $135 million project includes four of […]

WABAG to Build Water Treatment Plants

VA TECH WABAG Vienna has been rewarded with a major project success, as the company recently received a contract from the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) for four industrial water treatment plants for power stations in Tobruk, Tripoli and Derna. The company is to act as an EPC contractor for the project, which has […]

GECOL Switches to Aluminium Cable

The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has said it plans to replace copper electricity lines with a cheaper aluminium alternative in the hope of ending the thefts. Aluminium, although it is not a conductive as copper, is used in much household wiring. GECOL says that thefts of electrical wire are one of the reasons why […]

GECOL Struggles to Keep the Lights On

As temperatures soar in Libya, parts of the country, including large areas of Tripoli and the city of Sebha, are being hit by waves of power cuts, according to Libya Herald. The report suggests that GECOL‘s generators in Zawia are running below capacity because the pipeline that supplies them with fuel has been blocked, supposedly […]