CCGT Plants in Libya
Benghazi North
Location: Libya
Operator:  General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 3 x 145 MW GT13E1, 1 X 160 MW GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 1994-2004
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, ACESCo
Quick facts: This site is about 14km north of Benghazi. The plant operated on diesel oil until 2003 when a gas pipeline connection was finished. Since then operated mainly on natural gas. HRSGs along with two 150-MW steam turbines are being added under a Jul 1999, 300mn contract to Daewoo Corp. In Aug 1999, Daewoo obtained guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of Korea and a $48.2mn loan from the Islamic Development Bank for the project.

Photograph by Florian Donno
Posted 24 Jan 2007

El-Feel Field
Location: Libya
Operator: Mellitah Oil & Gas
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW 5001 gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: gas
T/G supplier: Nuovo Pignone
EPC: Bonatti SpA, Joannou & Paraskevaides
Quick facts: This project included the four gas turbines, a substation, equipped with 11KV, 6,6KV and LV switchgear, crude oil metering and treatment units, and other auxiliaries.

Photograph courtesy of Bonatti SpA
Posted 31 Jul 2011

Jakhira
Location: Libya
Operator: Wintershall AG
Configuration: 6 X 6.75 MW Tornado combustion turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: oil
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of Wintershall AG
Posted 26 Dec 2002

Western Mountain
Location: Libya
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW V94.2
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, ACESCo, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: A letter of intent for the plant was originally awarded to ENEL and the Italian company then awarded Ansaldo an order for four gas turbines, but the award was never finalized. In 2001, after a 3yr effort, BHEL was awarded the turnkey contract for the facility. This is BHEL's largest overseas project ever and the four GTs are the highest-rated Indian generating sets yet exported. The first machine was shipped in Mar 2004 and was commissioned in Oct 2005 and the plant was finished in Dec 2006. The site is at Al Garbi along a pipeline used for gas export.

Photograph courtesy of BHEL
Re-posted 13 Dec 2006

Zawia
Location: Libya
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: Three 480-MW CCGT blocks with GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2003-2008
Fuel: natural gas, light fuel oil
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Alstom, Fuji
EPC: Hyundai, Studio Tecnico di Ingegneria, ACESCo, Tractebel India, Lahmeyer, Sejong Corp
Quick facts: Zawia is at a coastal site in Zawia City 50km west of Tripoli. In Jul 2003, Hyundai got the $283mn order to install six gas turbines at Zawia and a $126mn contract followed in Dec 2004 to add unfired HRSGs and steam sets.

Photograph courtesy of PGESCo
Re-posted 20 Oct 2010

Zawia Mobile
Location: Libya
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW TM2500+ gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: General Electric
EPC: General Electric
Quick facts: These two mobile machines were installed in aobout 6wks after site selection. The $135mn project also includes a pair of TM25000s at Tripoli West.

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Posted 29 Mar 2014

 
Zelten Field
Location: Libya
Operator: Sirte Oil Co
Configuration: 2 x 15 MW GT11L
Operation: 1968
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Stal
EPC: BBC
Quick facts: Zelten is 170km south of Brega. It is the largest oil field in the Gulf of Sirte and was the location of the first producing well in Libya. Zelten was put in production by Esso in 1961 and now has 229 wells producing oil and associated gas. is used when grid supply is interrupted.

Photograph by Florian Donno
Posted 24 Jan 2007

Zwitina-2
Location: Libya
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW SGT5-4000F
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Enka, Fichtner India, ACESCo
Quick facts: In Aug 2010, Daewoo E&C won a $439mn contract to convert the two Siemens gas turbines at Zwitina-2 to combined-cycle operation.

Photograph courtesy of Enka
Posted 14 Aug 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 29-Mar-2014

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