Sirte, 16 May:
An international team of around 130 technicians and other experts arrived in Sirte on Sunday to resume work on . . .[restrict]the “Gulf Stream” combined power and desalination complex.
According to the site’s project director, Nabil Mahjoub, the team will start preparing reports in order to bring the project, which was halted due to the outbreak of the 17 February revolution, to completion.
In March, the project manager of the state-owned General Electricity Company, Ibrahim Rottbi, said that work would resume on the complex in early June 2012. Once completed, the complex is expected to generate 1,400 megawatts of electricity.
The facility is being developed by a group of companies from France, South Korea, Turkey and the United States as part of a LD 1.8 billion contract, overseen by the US Bechtel Corporation. [/restrict]