The state General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced yesterday that it has linked the power transformer for the first unit at the Misrata Fast Track power Station project in preparation for its entry into the electrical network at the end of June. It will provide a new power supply of 325 MW to the network.
GECOL expects the station’s second unit to go into operation at the start of July with another 325 MW of electricity. The two units will contribute to reducing the country’s current (acute) power cuts, GECOL said.
The news was later confirmed by the Tripoli-based Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba during the cabinet meeting.
The Misrata power station project is being implemented by Germany’s Siemens and Turkey’s Enka.
Libya is currently suffering, regular, long power cuts. Aldabaiba had promised there would be no power cuts by this summer.