DAKO discharges Tripoli West project cargo in Libya
German freight forwarder DAKO Worldwide Transport has completed the first project cargo delivery for the Tripoli West project in Libya. The equipment loaded in Hamburg late last month has arrived and was discharged at Tripoli port.
To remind, Dusseldorf-based freight forwarder loaded two turbines and two generators in Hamburg, with units weighing between 183 and 221 tons. The delivery was 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.
DAKO readying new project cargo shipments
When loading the first batch of project cargo for the Tripoli West project, DAKO Worldwide Transport informed that additional equipment will have to be transported from various locations. Locations include China, Indonesia and a second shipment from Hamburg.
Having completed the first delivery from Hamburg, the company is now preparing the next sailings from China, Indonesia and Germany for this important energy project.