GECOL looks to ease power supply problems this summer; Daewoo to restart work on Zuweitina power station and given MOU to expand Ruwais plant – Al Marsad

Libya, 27 July 2019 – In an effort to head off power cuts this summer, the head of production at the General Electricity Company (GECOL) on Wednesday met with directors of power stations to evaluate contingency plans.

The meeting looked at various options to ensure a maintenance of supply, ahead of preparing a plan to meet the summer peak.

On 20 March, as part of efforts to increase power production, GECOL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering and Construction Company to extend the 900-MW Ruwais gas-powered power station at Hawamid in the Jebel Nafusa, some 200 kilometres southwest of Tripoli. The project will add a thermal heat recovery system and steam turbine generators to produce a further 450 MW.

Daewoo president Kim Hyung and GECOL head Abdelmageed M. S Hamza at MOU signing (Photo: Daewoo)

On March 19, Daewoo Engineering and Construction also agreed to restart work on the 570-MW gas power station at Zueitina, south of Benghazi.  It pulled its workers out in mid-2014 because of security concerns.

The Hawamid MOU and the decision to begin work again at Zuweitina came during a visit to South Korea by the Presidency Council’s foreign minister Mohamed Siala.  He was accompanied by a GECOL delegation.

Mohamed Siala (3rd right) in Seoul on 18 March in discussions with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha (4th left) (Photo: South Korean foreign ministry)

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