Alstom vows to restore power back to Libya

15 January 2013 (Last Updated January 15th, 2013 18:30)

Alstom has signed a €250m contract with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide spare parts for 11 gas turbine units at five different power plants in the country.

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Alstom has signed a €250m contract with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide spare parts for 11 gas turbine units at five different power plants in the country.

The scope of the contract signed in December 2012 involves the delivery of a package of strategic spares for use across GECOL's installed base.

Alstom Thermal Services senior vice president Hans-Peter Meer said his company was committed to restoring power back to Libya, a country which has been badly affected by a civil war.

"Our services ensure that gas plants across the globe continue to operate with high efficiency and reliability," he said.

"They will be instrumental in bringing much needed generation capacity back to the Libyan grid."

“Our services will be instrumental in bringing much needed generation capacity back to the Libyan grid."

Alstom, which originally provided the 11 GT13 units, will deliver the parts for major inspections on six turbines in 2013 and the remainder following in 2014.

The company has supplied 24 gas turbines to Libya, representing more than 50% of GECOL's operational capacity.

With the latest contract, GECOL intends to have all its gas power plants operational and re-connected to the Libyan electricity grid.

ALGEC GT Services employs more than 100 local employees to service and maintain gas turbines and combined cycle power plants in Libya.


Image: Alstom will supply spare parts for 11 gas turbine units in Libya. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.