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November 29, 2021

Tripoli West Thermal Power Plant, Libya

By Carmen

The Tripoli West Thermal Power Plant is 1,400MW oil fired power project. It is planned in Tripoli, Libya. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,400 1,400 Permitting Tripoli, Libya Bechtel; Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction; Gama Enerji; Geoocean; Hyundai Engineering & Construction


The project is being developed by Bechtel, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Gama Enerji, Geoocean and Hyundai Engineering & Construction. The project is currently owned by General Electricity Company Of Libya.

It is a steam turbine power plant. The fuel will be procured from National Oil Corporation (NOC).

The project cost is expected to be around $1,500m.

Tripoli West Thermal Power Plant (Tripoli West Thermal Power Plant Unit I) consists of 4 steam turbines with 350MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

Contractors Involved

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is likely to be the supplier of steam boiler for the project.

About Bechtel

Bechtel Corp (Bechtel) is a provider of engineering, construction and project management services. Its major services include construction, master planning, tunneling, finance, engineering, procurement, sustainability solutions and feasibility studies. Bechtel also carries out project and program management, testing and commissioning, startup and operations, technology licensing and consulting and financing and equity investments. The company provides these services to energy, transportation, infrastructure, communications, mining and metals, oil and gas, chemicals, water, defense and nuclear, and government customers. The company operates through its subsidiaries and regional offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bechtel is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, the US.

About Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd (Doosan Heavy Industries), a subsidiary of Doosan Corp, is a power plant equipment manufacturer. It offers integrated equipment and solutions for power and water plants. The company’s major products include boilers, generators, engines, turbines, steam generators, nuclear reactors, material handling equipment, castings and forgings and seawater desalination plants. It also offers construction equipment and undertakes the construction of apartment complexes, roadways, power plants and industrial plants. Doosan Heavy Industries along with its subsidiaries, branches and affiliates operates in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Doosan Heavy Industries is headquartered in Changwon, Yeongnam, South Korea.

About Gama Enerji

Gama Enerji AS (Gama Enerji), a subsidiary of GAMA Holding AS, is engaged in the development of power and water infrastructure projects. It is also offers investment services, maintenance and operation of power plants. Gama Enerji is headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.

About Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (Hyundai E&C), a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co, is an engineering and construction contracting company. It provides civil and construction works for roads, bridges, harbors, highways and railways. Hyundai E&C also develops properties for residential, commercial and office businesses. The company executes construction projects for nuclear power plants, power generation and industrial plants, and oil, gas and petrochemical plants. Hyundai E&C offers services across total value chain of a project from design, finance, plan, marketing, and procurement. The company has an operational presence in several countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Hyundai E&C is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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