Led by Caretaker Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, the current government of National Unity pledged that the construction of three “urgent” power plants in Libya is nearing completion.
The projects in question, which are the Tripoli West gasoline power station, the Misrata power station, and the Tobruk gas power station, will be operational before the summer (which begins in July) when electricity demand is high according to Aldabaiba.
This move by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba is reportedly intended to curb the North African country’s electricity problems.
Overview of the “Urgent” Power Plants in Libya
Tripoli West gasoline power station
The gasoline power station, which will be located in Tripoli, is expected to have a power production capacity of 670 MW and an 87 percent completion rate. It is said that the project is currently being executed by two organizations, Siemens of Germany and ENKA of Turkey.
Misrata power station
Another of the three urgent power plants in Libya is the Misrata power station project. It is defined as one of the Libyan government’s “revival of life” initiatives to revitalize development projects in the nation.
Once finished, the Misrata power station is expected to have a production capacity of 640 MW. Its construction is being overseen by the General Electric Company and implemented by Siemens of Germany and ENKA of Turkey.
The project’s current completion rate is 83 percent.
Tobruk gas power station
Tobruk power station is third on the list, with an 80 percent completion rate. Implemented by Metka, a Greek firm, the Tobruk power station is expected to have a production capacity of 740 MW, the most of the three urgent power plants, with the first of its four units anticipated to be functional before the summer peak period.