Siemens to help boost power generation capacity in Libya by 1.3 GW

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Siemens has signed contracts with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW). Under these contracts Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines, and a 690 MW open cycle power plant in Tripoli West, equipped with four E‑class gas turbines. The total volume of EPC contracts, including long-term service agreements, is in the range of 700 million euros.

Siemens has been supporting Libya with technology and expertise since the 1950s. “Around 30 percent of Libya’s installed power generation capacity is based on Siemens technology that delivers electricity for two million people,” said Willi Meixner, CEO of Siemens’ Power and Gas Division. “After completion, the power plants in Misrata and Tripoli West will help the country to solve the ongoing challenges caused by frequent and unpredictable power cuts,” added Meixner.