VA TECH WABAG Vienna has been rewarded with a major project success, as the company recently received a contract from the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) for four industrial water treatment plants for power stations in Tobruk, Tripoli and Derna.
The company is to act as an EPC contractor for the project, which has a total value of over EUR 14 million.
WABAG has been operating successfully in Libya for over twenty years and did not leave the country either during or after the revolution. This systematic market servicing has now resulted in a new contract for two demineralisation and two electro-chlorination plants for existing power stations in Tobruk, Tripoli West and Derna.
The treatment plants will provide the boiler feed water required for the operation of the power stations. This water must be free of all impurities, salts and acids in order to prevent damage to the boilers. With this investment, the operators will attain an enhanced level of plant safety together with a reduction in maintenance and operational costs.
The demineralisation plants will each have three lines producing 60 m3/d, while the electro-chlorination plants will have two lines with outputs of 71 and 35 m3/d. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2015.
As an experienced technology and full service provider, WABAG qualified as the only overall bidder and turnkey supplier for both systems. The scope of performance will include planning, engineering, delivery, installation and start-up.
WABAG and GECOL have long-term business ties and to date, the Austrian company has completed five orders for the public authority that have largely related to seawater desalination plants for the production of drinking water. The last joint project also involved a demineralisation plant, which was supplied to the Khoms power station in 2008.
Michael Oppermann, the head of the WABAG Branch Office in Tripoli:
“We are delighted by this order and see it as affirmation that our efforts of recent years, which were aimed at remaining available to the Libyan water industry as a partner, are being rewarded and 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.”
(Source: VA Tech Wabag)