DAKO loads project cargo for Libya’s Tripoli West power plant
Equipment for the 671 MW simple cycle power plant for Tripoli West project in Libya is on the move. German freight forwarder DAKO Worldwide Transport has loaded the first project cargo shipment in Hamburg.
The Dusseldorf-based freight forwarder noted that the first shipment consists of 1850 freight tons. The company loaded two turbines and two generators ranging between 183 and 221 tons.
The company has been entrusted to handle the equipment for the power plant project. According to the company’s brief statement on social media, this also means additional equipment will have to be transported from various locations. Locations include China, Indonesia and a second shipment from Hamburg.
The delivery is being handled in partnership with Wallman & Co. and SAL Heavy Lift, which ensured efficient pre-planning and execution.
Tripoli West power project
In 2017, Turkish engineering firm ENKA in consortium with Siemens signed the contract for the construction of the fast-track project of Tripoli West 671 MW simple cycle power plant in Libya. The contract for the project including supply and installation of gas turbine units was signed with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to meet growing electricity demand of Libya.
The project is based on a power island configuration for four SGT5-PAC 2000E Siemens combustion turbine generator units. The turbines of the plants will be dual-fuel fired with light fuel oil and natural gas.
The project construction began in November last year and is scheduled for completion on near the end of January 2022.
Siemens to deliver more power to Libya
Siemens has signed an additional deal with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) which will boost the company’s installed power under the two deals to 1.3 gigawatts (GW).
In addition to the Tripoli West project, Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines. The total volume of EPC contracts, including long-term service agreements, is in the range of €700 million, Siemens said.