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Libya’s state-owned power company – General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) – has kick-started construction of a new 164MW gas-fired power plant.

According to Africa Oil & Power, the project which is located in Zliten, will comprise four, 41MW turbines.

The project is estimated to cost $134 million and would be completed within five months.

GECOL has received full approval from the Audit Bureau for the construction of the plant, as well as completed contracting procedures for a second, 170 MW plant, according to Ibrahim Falah, Executive Director of GECOL.

In an effort to stabilize the national grid, GECOL announced earlier this month that its technical teams had installed and began operation of two power distribution substations with a capacity of 500 KV.



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