DAKO ships 13,000 frt of project cargo in latest deliveries to Libya
German freight forwarding specialist DAKO Worldwide Transport has continued its project cargo deliveries to Libya with a total of 13,000 freight tons shipped to the country in the past few weeks. The company shipped about 9,000 freight tons ex North Seaport and additional 4,000 freight tons ex China to Libya.
DAKO Worldwide Transport is heavily involved in energy projects being developed in Libya. Recently the company has been involved in delivering project cargo for the Tripoli West power project in Libya. Libya has been one of the major focuses of DAKO, where, following the political turmoil, investment in infrastructure is picking up.
The 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.
Moving focus to Africa
In an interview with Project Cargo Journal earlier this year, the company’s managing director Julian Slusarek, said the company expects to see more and more growth and demand for renewable energy solutions. “In West Africa we can see a high quantity of firm projects across various sectors, where we are trying to get involved,” he said.
The company is mostly involved in energy projects, which include power plants, onshore wind projects but is no stranger to the mining and cement industry. DAKO based its assets in Senegal for the West African market.