The state-owned General Electricity Company of Libya has signed an agreement with Qatari and Egyptian contractors to build a gas-fired power station in Zliten, a city located approximately 160 km east of the capital, Tripoli. The emergency power plant project will include six turbine units with a total production capacity of 1044 megawatts, aiming to address the long-standing electricity crisis that has plagued the country for more than a decade.
UCC Holding and Elsewedy Electric Secure Contract to Build the Power Plant
The EPC contract for the power plant project in Zliten was awarded to UCC Holding of Qatar and Elsewedy Electric of Egypt. Siemens, the German company, will supply the six turbine units, according to a statement from the Libyan News Agency. The signing ceremony, witnessed by HE Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, Prime Minister of the National Unity Government of Libya, took place at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tripoli.
The €1.19 Billion Project is Expected to Take 26 Months to Complete
The total value of the project is €1.19 billion, and it is expected to be completed within 26 months. The project is a significant step towards improving the country’s energy infrastructure and addressing the electricity crisis in Libya. During the signing ceremony, the Prime Minister emphasized the government’s commitment to intensifying its efforts to address the electricity problems that have exhausted Libyans for more than ten years.
UCC Holding and Elsewedy Electric to Work on Other Projects to Improve Electricity Network
Chairman Mohammed Al Mashai of the General Electricity Company said that his company intends to work on maintenance of transmission lines, major overhauls, and the construction of new stations, including those for southern Tripoli and the Zliten emergency station. These efforts aim to provide network stability and ensure sustainable and reliable access to electricity for Libyan citizens.
Impact of the Power Plant Project on Economic Growth and Living Standards
The gas-fired power plant project in Zliten, Libya, is expected to have a significant impact on the region’s economy and improve the standard of living for local residents. The project will provide electricity to thousands of homes in the region, and the construction of the power plant is expected to have a positive impact on the local job market in Zliten. The project is a significant step towards improving the country’s energy infrastructure and addressing the longstanding electricity crisis in Libya.
A Significant Step towards Addressing Libya’s Electricity Shortage
This project marks a significant step towards improving the country’s energy infrastructure and addressing the longstanding electricity crisis in the country. The project, which is expected to take 26 months to complete, will not only provide electricity to thousands of homes but also have a positive impact on the local job market. Euro-Libyan Trade Center remains committed to helping build a brighter future in Libya, and suppporting this project is a vital piece of the puzzle in achieving that goal.