METKA wins EPC contract for Libya power plant

WCN Editorial Team 2 Feb 2017 AFRICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Greece-based contractor METKA has secured a contract from the General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy of Libya (GAEREL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya.

The scope of the project will include the supply and installation of three General Electric GT13E2 gas turbines in open cycle configuration, together with all associated balance of plant equipment and a 220/66kV substation.

The plant will have a total output of more than 500MW. METKA’s share in the contract is $380M. The contract is subject to final approval from the responsible state authorities in Libya, and will only become effective upon opening of an irrevocable letter of credit confirmed by 1st class international bank.

The project will be delivered on a fast-track schedule with the first gas turbine set to be connected to the grid within nine months from the construction start date, while the second and third gas turbines will be ready for connection within 10 and 11 months, respectively.

METKA — specialised in projects in the energy, infrastructure and defence sectors — has carried out the Agios Nikolaos Energy Complex [pictured].

 

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