CCGT Plants in Libya

Al Khums
Location: Al Marqab
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 2 X 265-MW 9001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: General Electric
EPC: Calik Enerji
Quick facts: This turnkey project was contracted on 14 Jan 2014 and included water and fuel ol treatment plants, a gas compressor station, and storage tanks plus a 12yr service agreement. The coastal site is 100km west of Tripoli. This was the first contract by the Libyan Ministry of Electricity after the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

Photograph courtesy of Calik Enerji
Posted 19 Sep 2015

Benghazi North
Location: Benghazi
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: Murzuq
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: Ajdabiya
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: Nalut
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 6 X 156.- MW V94.2
Operation: 2005-2012
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. Two more machines were added in 2011/12 to extend the plant. The site is at Al Garbi along a gas export pipeline.

Photograph courtesy of General Electricity Co of Libya
Re-posted 6 May 2015

Zawia
Location: : Az Zawiyah
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: Az Zawiyah
Operator: General Electricity Co of Libya
Configuration: 2 X 2- 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 about 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: Sirte
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. The TPP is used when grid supply is interrupted.

Photograph by Florian Donno
Posted 24 Jan 2007

Zwitina-2
Location: Ajdabiya
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 19-Sep-2015

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