Libyan state utility Gecol has awarded Siemens two $830mn contracts to build and service open cycle gas-fired power plants. The 690MW ‘Tripoli West’ and a 650MW unit at Misrata will be built under EPC contracts and require 270mn cfd gas.

The plants will be on Libya’s limited gas network, unlike the planned 650MW Tobruk plant recently awarded Greece’s Mytilineos in a $400mn contract. This plant will burn diesel until gas is available.

No schedule has been given for...