Mobile power to help beat the heat in Libya

In anticipation of summer power needs, the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has ordered four mobile gas turbine gensets from GE’s new Distributed Power division.

The dual-fuel TM2500+ aeroderivative gensets (pictured) can run on natural gas or diesel, and can each produce up to 26 MW. They will initially be used to expand GECOL’s Zawia and West Tripoli power plants, providing over 100 MW to address upcoming summer peak needs.

The trailer-mounted ‘power plants on wheels’ can also be moved anywhere in the country to supply emergency backup power.

According to GE, the first stage of the US$135 million project was completed in six weeks. Two units have been installed and commissioned, while the next two are expected to come online by the end of March.

‘GE’s technology will help meet our upcoming summer power needs. The flexibility of the mobile units will allow us to provide emergency power where it is needed most,’ said A Abogren, GECOL’s Zawia project manager.

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