The Spokesman for the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Wiam Al-Tayeb, said in an exclusive statement to Libya Herald that the engineers and technical crews at the new Tobruk gas powered station have successfully completed the operational tests. He said the first unit has been successfully connected to the general electricity network with a capacity of 185 megawatts, and that the unit’s productivity will increase gradually.
Tobruk power station a strategic addition to the national network
Al-Tayeb confirmed that the full operation of the station after its completion will add 740 megawatts to the public network, so that the station will contribute to the stability of the electricity supply to all Libyan cities along with the rest of the stations operating in the west and south of the country. This, he added, makes the new Tobruk gas-powered station one of the important strategic projects to increase production capabilities of electrical energy in Libya.
Second unit ready in December, third unit in January
The second unit of the new Tobruk station, Al-Tayeb revealed, will be operational no later than 15 December, and the third unit at the beginning of January 2024. He also confirmed that the components of the fourth unit will arrive at the port of Tobruk, and its installation will begin as soon as it is transported to the project site.
Spare parts arriving for overhauls from GE and Siemens
As part of GECOL’s projects to increase the production capacity of power generation plants, Al-Tayeb confirmed the arrival of equipment and spare parts through Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, supplied by the American company GE, to complement the major overhaul work currently being carried out at the North Benghazi combined cycle station. In the same context, spare parts and equipment supplied by the German company Siemens have reached Misrata combined-cycle station.