Misurata and Tripoli West Simple Cycle Power Plants construction in Libya is about to begin according to Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş., a Turkish engineering, and construction company based in Istanbul, Turkey.
In a statement, the company said that it has partnered with Siemens AG, a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, for the undertaking of the two power plants in the western port city of Misrata and in Tripoli, the capital city of the North African country.
The contracts for the projects, whose main objective is to help meet the growing electricity demand of the country, were signed with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).
An overview of the projects
With a capacity of 650-megawatt, the Misurata Simple Cycle Power Plant project is based on a power island configuration for two SGT5-PAC 4000F Siemens combustion turbine generator units, whereas the 671 megawatts Tripoli West Simple Cycle Power Plant project is based on a power island configuration for four SGT5-PAC 2000E Siemens combustion turbine generator units.
The turbines of both plants will be dual-fuel fired with light fuel oil and natural gas. Power will be produced in the CTGs and stepped up through main transformers to the national electricity grid.
The implementation of both projects is expected to be completed in 2022.