Tag Archives | Tripoli

Siemens in 700m EUR Power Deal

Germany’s Siemens has signed contracts with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW). Under these contracts Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines (pictured), and a 690 MW open cycle power […]

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 […]

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport’s refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

First Landing in Tripoli Int’l Airport since 2014

By John Lee. Libya Observer reports that a Libyan Airlines plane has landed in Tripoli International Airport (TIA) for the first time since the airport was damaged by fighting in 2014. The jet was carrying President Fayez Al-Serraj and his accompanying delegation returning from Ethiopia. The airport was officially reopened in February. (Source: The Libya Observer)

Libya Unity forces take Control of Tripoli Airport

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government take control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, after the withdrawal of rival militias from the site:

EU to Enhance Support to Libya on Health, Education

The European Union and the Libyan government agreed concrete steps to enhance cooperation on two priority sectors for the Libyan people, health and higher education, at a Libya-EU Interministerial Meeting on 5-6 April in Tunis. The meeting, co-chaired by EU Head of Delegation to Libya Bettina Muscheidt and Director for International Cooperation at the Libyan […]

Enav to build Control Tower at Mitiga Airport

Italy’s Enav has been awarded by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) a contract for the construction and set up of the control tower and technical building of the Mitiga airport in Libya. The new facilities will be equipped to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and […]