Misrata gas station project site handed over to the contractor, Libya

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Misrata gas station project site, located in Misrata city, Misrata District, the northwestern region of Libya, approximately 187 km to the east of Tripoli, has been officially handed over to the contractor- a consortium comprising Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş., a Turkish engineering, and construction company based in Istanbul, and Siemens AG, a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich.

The site transfer documents were signed between the Misrata gas station project executing contractor and General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), a Libyan company responsible for the operation and servicing of the North African country’s electric networks, stations of energy production, and their distribution, as well as transformation stations, in the presence of the assigned security entity providing protection for the project.

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Implementation of the project

The site handover allows the contractor to begin the implementation of the project which is based on a power island configuration for SGT5-PAC 2000E Siemens combustion turbine generator (CTG) units that will be dual-fuel fired using light fuel oil and natural gas.

Electricity will be generated in the CTG’s and stepped up through main transformers on the national grid.

GECOL reported that the project, the first units of which will enter into commercial operation before the summer peak of next year, is considered one of the important projects that it is relying on to cover its generation deficit and reduce power cuts in the North African country.