The Tripoli West Open Cycle Power Plant is 668MW dual-fuel fired power project. It is planned in Tripoli, Libya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed and currently owned by General Electricity Company Of Libya. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant will run on Light Fuel Oil. The fuel will be procured from National Oil Corporation.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

Contractors involved

ENKA Insaat ve Sanayi and Siemens Energy are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the dual-fuel fired power project.

Siemens Energy will be the turbine supplier for the Dual-Fuel fired project. The company is expected to provide 4 units of SGT5-PAC 2000E gas turbines, each with 167MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Energy is expected to perform operations and maintenance for thermal power project.

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About General Electricity Company Of Libya

General Electricity Company Of Libya (GECOL) is a power utility. It provides operational and general manufacturing services for projects related to electric networks, stations of energy production, transmission, distribution, and transformation stations. The company focuses on generation of electricity, the management of transformational lines, observation of control centers, and the operations of desalination stations. GEOCL also manufactures electrical equipment and materials with the support of specialized electrical companies and offers general electrical services such as planning, project management, power station up-gradation, improvement of transformation, metering, billing, repair, and maintenance for its customers across Libya. GECOL is headquartered in Tripoli, Libya.


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