Tag Archives | Khoms

Closure of Gas Pipeline to Power Stations

NOC confirms illegal closure of pipeline providing gas to the power stations and strategic factories in Western Libya The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed the illegal closure on Thursday April 9, 2020, of a gas pipeline which provides approximately 200 million cubic feet of gas daily to cement factories and to el-Khoms and Misurata […]

Khoms Power Station Reopened; GNA "Snubbed"

Khoms power station has been reopened, according to a report from state news agency LANA. Two gas turbine units of 260-MW capacity each were started on Sunday and Monday. Libya Herald reports that, in a snub to the Presidency Council, deputy chairman Ahmed Maetig was turned away from the re-opening, while Rixos plot leader Khalifa […]

First Blades Arrive for Emsalata Wind Farm

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that the first giant blades for the 27-MW wind farm at Emsalata have been unloaded at Khoms, and have been transported to construction site near the town. The wind farm will eventually have 16 turbines on 71-metre-high towers. Each turbine will consist of three 40-metre-long blades, each weighing […]

Khoms Power Plant Damaged in Fued

Libya Herald reports that a feud between families is believed to have been responsible for cutting power to parts of Tripoli, when a fuel tank at Khoms power station was hit during exchanges of fire. State electricity company GECOL shut down the 450 MW plant as black smoke billowed from a burning diesel tank. The […]

Gas-Powered Electricity Plant for Khoms

The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has invited offers for the installation of 500-600 MW gas turbine generators at the existing Khoms Power Station. Libya Herald reports that electricity companies are being invited to submit offers for the design, installation and commissioning of the generators. The expansion project, initiated during the Gaddafi regime, was […]

Khoms Port Aims to Expand

The port of Khoms is looking to double its capacity, according to a report from Libya Herald. Port authorities signed an agreement with the Libyan Navy, which had previously occupied almost half the harbour, to take over four additional berths and 40,000 hectares of land. Under the new agreement, the port of Khoms will have […]

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First Ship on Tunisia-Khoms Route Docks

Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN) has just completed the inaugural journey on its new route between Tunisia and Libya. The Amilcar (pictured), a 193-metre Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) ship, arrived safely yesterday at the port of Khoms. Libya Herald reports that its first cargo was relatively small, consisting of 38 containers and a single truck, but the […]