Libya Restarts Desalination Projects

The General Desalination Company of Libya (GDCOL) has restarted work on its projects for the first time since the revolution, and hopes to take on a consultant before the end of the year to provide project supervision and technical studies for a number of facilities.

Chairman Abdulmonem Ali Elhassadi (pictured) told Global Water Intelligence (GWI) that the company is in discussion with a number of consultants, and is still open to offers from others.

Projects include the expansion of existing plants and three proposed new installations in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata, with a combined capacity of just under 1 million cubic metres per day.

According to the GWI report, the current planning seems to foresee new desal projects as EPC contracts, rather than the ambitious plans for BOTs envisaged before the revolution.

(Source: Global Water Intelligence)

(Picture Credit: Marcopolis)

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