By Sami Zaptia.
London, 10 September 2020:
- Audit Bureau sets ultimatums for electricity implementing companies
- Sets deadlines for GECOL to start implementing approved contracts
- Contracts involving U.S. energy giant GE
- Contracts involving Germany’s Siemens
- Contracts involving Turkish implementing contractor Calic
- Contracts involving Turkish implementing contractor ENCA Technic and ENCA Energy
- Warns contracts will be withdrawn
- Contracts to be re-awarded to other ”capable companies”
The Chairman of Libya’s Tripoli Audit Bureau Khaled Shakshak yesterday set deadlines for Libya’s state General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) regarding GE, Calic, ENCA, Siemens and Gesco electricity contracts and warned that contracts will be re-awarded to other companies if not implemented.
Shakshak demanded that the chairman of GECOL explain the reasons why the West Tripoli Power Station did not sign the contract with U.S. energy giant GE despite receiving contract approval from the Audit Bureau and despite the readiness of Calic to proceed with implementation immediately after contract signing, and without any preconditions
He also granted ENCA POWER 20 days, subject to the validity of the transfer of ENCA TECHNIC contracts to it, to start its new contracts of Tripoli West and Misrata power stations.
Failing implementation within 20 days, Shakshak warned that the German company Siemens will be approached to implement the projects through another contractor.
Shakshak also gave Gesco, the main contractor of the Ubari plant, 20 days to complete the remaining work, ‘‘otherwise the contract will be withdrawn and executed by other capable companies’’.