Siemens has been awarded a series of contracts in Libya with a combined value of €100 million ($136 million)for the inspection, service, upgrade and maintenance of two existing power plants, ensuring reliable and efficient power supplies to the cities of Khoms and Ruwais.
The contract, that has been awarded by the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), will see Siemens overhauling and performing a series of upgrades to both the Khoms Steam Power Plant and the Western Mountain Gas Turbine Power Plant in Ruwais. The projects will ensure the continued safe, reliable and efficient operation of both power facilities.
Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Energy, Middle East said:
"We are committed to supporting the reconstruction of Libya’s infrastructure and to this end, a safe, reliable and efficient power network is absolutely essential
"the signing of these contracts is an excellent demonstration of our long-term commitment to Libya.”
"Ensuring power plants continue to operate at their optimum is a crucial element of the country’s development and the maintenance, modification and upgrading of existing infrastructure is an efficient method of enhancing the performance of mature fleets to bring them in line with newly constructed facilities."
Siemens has been active in Libya since 1957 and has been responsible for many of the country’s key infrastructure projects, including crucial elements of the power transmission and distribution network and the country's TV centre in Tripoli.
The company has a 30-year relationship with GECOL and in 2012 Siemens completed a fast-track programme to restore full power generation capacity to Libya’s Misurata power station in order to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply to large parts of the city.