MYTILINEOS has signed a contract to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction of a power plant in Tobruk, Libya. The deal is between MYTILINEOS and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).

The signing of the agreement was held on 27 September at a special ceremony in Tripoli, Libya, in the presence of the GECOL CEO Mr Abdul Majid Hamza, GECOL representatives from Tripoli, Benghazi and Tobruk, a GE delegation, as well as the Chairman and CEO of MYTILINEOS, Mr E Mytilineos.

The Greek Government was represented by the Secretary-General for International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr G Tsipras. After the ceremony, Mr Mytilineos also met with the Municipal Council of Tobruk.

This new dual fuel (natural gas or distillate fuel oil) plant has a total power output of more than 650MW and is expected to make a vital contribution to meeting the electricity needs of Libya’s citizens.

The project includes the supply and installation of four General Electric GT13E2 gas turbines in open cycle configuration, together with all associated balance of plant equipment and a 220kV/66kV substation. The contract value for MYTILINEOS amounts to $400m.

The project will be carried out on a fast-track schedule so that the first gas turbine will be ready to connect to the grid within nine months from the project’s commencement.

The Tobruk power plant is a crucial step towards stability in the country since it is a critical public utility that will help to significantly improve the living standards of the Libyan people. We hope that this initiative will mark the beginning of the return to normality for the people of Libya.

This is the first project for MYTILINEOS in Libya, a country with substantial energy demand and needs. Yesterday’s high-level ceremony demonstrates the company’s commitment to support markets facing major energy challenges.

The selection of MYTILINEOS as the contractor for this project consolidates the company’s position as an international leader in this field, with know-how enabling it to effectively respond to highly demanding projects of this scale.