By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 25 January 2014:
Water treatment firm Wabag has been awarded a € 14 million contract by . . .[restrict]the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) for industrial water treatment plants at power stations in Tobruk, Tripoli and Derna.
The Austrian multi-national firm has been contracted to build two demineralisation and two electro-chlorination plants to provide water for existing power stations in Tobruk, Tripoli West and Derna. The project will improve safety and production at the plants, while reducing maintenance costs, GECOL said. The estimated completion date of the project is the end of 2015.
“We are delighted by this order and see it as affirmation that our efforts of recent years are being rewarded,” said the head of Wabag in Tripoli, Michael Oppermann. “We are proud of the fact that through our competences and services we are able to contribute to the further development of Libya’s infrastructure.”
Wabag was the only overall bidder for the turnkey project and has an established presence in Libya, where it has operated for 20 years. The Austrian company has completed five projects for GECOL, mainly related to seawater desalination plants for the production of drinking water. The last joint project also involved a demineralisation plant, which was supplied to Khoms power station in 2008. [/restrict]