By Sami Zaptia.
London, 4 August 2021:
TotalEnergies (the new name for French oil major Total) started to deliver yesterday oxygen-generating and cylinder filling container plants to 5 hospitals throughout Libya in its effort to help Libya fight COVID -9 pandemic. The project is in cooperation with the National Oil Corporation (NOC).
TotalEnergies said this project comes in its continuous effort to support community relief measures during this pandemic, in its operations surrounding areas and other impacted areas suffering from the new Delta variant that face critical shortages in oxygen supplies,
TotalEnergies said it has acted urgently in coordination with the NOCs Sustainable Development Department to help in combating the pandemic and reducing the suffering of those who are in need.
Yesterday, in coordination with the NOC, TotalEnergies delivered to Wadi Otbah Municipality hospital the first out of 5 oxygen-generating and cylinder filling container plants.
This plant can produce 12 Nm3/hr oxygen gas flow at 95% oxygen concentration and can fill cylinders with the capacity of 9 Nm3/hr. When electricity is supplied, these dependable machines can provide oxygen and fill the empty cylinders for any application including for those in need due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Solar power system
The plant is supported by 45 KVA Solar Power System with 90 KVA start up power providing (9 Hours daytime and 8 hours night-time power and 20 oxygen cylinders with 40 litre capacity each.
Training for operators and maintenance
Training for 10 operators at the plant manufacturing facility will be ensured by the manufacturer and as well as training for 5 operators on the solar power unit operation and maintenance of this plant.
This shipment is the first to arrive as four other oxygen plants of the same kind will follow in the next few days and will be deployed in Ajilat, Jalo, Brega, Ghat.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and over the last few months, TotalEnergies in Libya said it has delivered medical PPEs kits in addition to RT-PCR machines and thousands of test samples, supporting the local communities and the operator companies in which it has participation interest such as Waha Oil Company and Mabruk Oil Operations.