By Jamal Adel.
Arrival of the turbine at Obari Station (Photo: Germa News)
Tripoli, 11 June 2014:
The General Electricity Company (GECOL) has denied . . .[restrict] press reports that construction at the Obari power plant had come to a halt.
“The work at the Obari power station is continuing as normal. Five German Semens engineers have left the station, though they are continuing work on the project remotely, via the internet,” Abass Mohammed Ali, the Obari power station location director, told the Libya Herald.
Local residents have been waiting for the completion of the station for nearly five years.
“Construction at the Obari power station began in 2010, but came to a halt during the revolution. The work started up again in early 2013,” Ali explained.
The engineers at the power station have a broad range of skills.
“Ninety-five engineers from the Obari power station have already taken English and computer classes in Jordan, and 97 other technicians have completed trainings in other specialisations,” Ali added.
The Obari power station has four units that will initially be fired by crude oil from the nearby Sharara oilfield. In coming years, the units will run on gas. [/restrict]