Greek group Mytilineos signed an agreement with the General Electricity Company of Libya on Wednesday for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new electricity production unit at Tobruk. The deal, signed in the Libyan capital Tripoli, concerns a vital unit for the Libyan grid, using natural gas and with a total output of over 650 megawatts.
It will start operating some nine months after the beginning of works on the project, which is being granted fast-track status. This is the Mytilineos Group’s first project in Libya, which the Greek firm says is aimed at raising the living standards of local people.
This new dual fuel (natural gas or distillate fuel oil) plant with total power output of more than 650MW, is expected to make a vital contribution to meeting the electricity needs of Libya’s citizens. The project includes the supply and installation of 4 General Electric GT13E2 gas turbines in open cycle configuration, together with all associated balance of plant equipment and a 220/66kV substation. The contract value for Mytilineos amounts to $400 million.
The project will be carried out on a fast-track schedule so that the first gas turbine will be ready to connect to the grid within 9 months from the project’s commencement.
Mr. Mytilineos has stated that this project will greatly contribute to the electrical supply of Libya, thus helping the country’s reconstruction. “We are committed to this project and MYTILINEOS is proud to contribute, utilizing our great and unique experience in the construction of large power plants.
The Tobruk power plant is a crucial step towards stability in the country, since it is a critical public utility that will help significantly to improve the living standards of the Libyan people. We hope that this initiative will mark the beginning of the return to normality for the people of Libya.”