GECOLGeneral Electric Company of Libya
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"L'electricite a commence a retourner a Benghazi, apres le raccordement progressif des lignes electriques", a precise la GECOL dans un communique lundi.
The high-profile event was attended by GECOL's customer and supplier base of enterprises and government agencies.
The General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol) currently dominates the Libyan power sector, to a greater extent than almost any other state-owned power company in the world.
The German conglomerate Siemens reports winning a contract from the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) worth about Euro 180 million to establish five electricity grid coordination centres in the North African country.
In Libya, the South African power company has set up a joint venture with the Libyan state-owned power company Gecol, to provide consulting and commercial services, and rehabilitate the Benghazi and Tobruk power plants.
La Compagnie generale libyenne de l'electricite (GECOL) a annonce dimanche que la region Est a partir d'al-Guarech a Benghazi jusqu'a Tobrouk a ete plongee dans le noir total, en raison de la rupture des lignes d'al-Guarech Guminis et l'arret de la centrale electrique de l'Est de Benghazi.
Libya's interim government, Ministry of Electricity and Renewables, and the utility, General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), proactively took the decision to explore fast-track power solutions to generate electricity whilst work on the repair and improvement of its infrastructure continued.
Among these projects is Gecol's capacity building programme in the power sector which will see installed capacity rise from about 13,000 MW in 2012 to 19,000-20,000 MW by 2020, said a statement.
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.
It was also contracted for the 380 kV Shoaiba-2 transmission line towers and 380 kV Jeddah North transmission line towers for SEC (West); 400 kV Wadi Rabie Co Elrwais and Sirte Co Agdabia-Benghazy transmission lines towers for GECOL Libya; telecommunication towers for Orascom Algeria, Iraq and Omantel/Oman mobile services; telecommunication towers and monopoles for Emirates Integrated Telecoms Co of the UAE and distribution poles for SEC West and East.
Valued at Rs.6,500 Million, the order envisages setting up the 300 MW Western Mountain Power Project Extension in Libya for General Electricity Company of Libya GECOL. Significantly, the order comes close on the heels of the successful turnkey execution of a Rs.14,000 Million contract for the 600 MW 4x150 MW Western Mountain Gas Turbine based Power Project, which is also the largest Gas Turbine based power plant installed by BHEL so far.