GECOL names Siemens for Libyan power deals
Power firm to work on $133m deal to upgrade two facilities
Siemens has announced that the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has awarded it contracts valued at a combined US $133 million for the upgrade of two power plants within Libya. Under the deals, Siemens will be responsible for the inspection, service, upgrade and maintenance of two power sites at Khoms and Ruwais.
The deals, which will aim to bolster the safety and reliability of the sites, relate to the Khoms Steam Power Plant and the Western Mountain Gas Turbine Power Plant in Ruwais.
“We are committed to supporting the reconstruction of Libya’s infrastructure and to this end, a safe, reliable and efficient power network is absolutely essential. The signing of these contracts is an excellent demonstration of our long-term commitment to Libya,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, Siemens Energy CEO in the Middle East.
“Ensuring power plants continue to operate at their optimum is a crucial element of the country’s development and the maintenance, modification and upgrading of existing infrastructure is an efficient method of enhancing the performance of mature fleets to bring them in line with newly constructed facilities,” he added.
Siemens says that it has a 30-year relationship with GECOL, including the recent completion of a fast-track programme to restore power generation at Libya’s Misrata power station in 2012.