Nexans recently signed a contract worth some 100 million Euros with General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide high-voltage underground power transmission links in the country’s two main cities, Tripoli and Benghazi.
The system will connect the electricity substations, either existing or under construction, that will provide power to the “Suk el Juma”, “Ainzarra” and “National” districts of Tripoli and the “North” and “Central” districts of Benghazi. The new underground links will raise the power transmission capabilities of these two cities, where demand for electricity is growing rapidly.
The infrastructure and fixtures, financed entirely by Libya, are scheduled for completion within a 30-month period.
Nexans will make use of its European production facilities in France, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as its Libyan branch, Nexans Libya, formed specifically for this project.
The deal specifies that Nexans will engineer, supply and install 190 km of extra-high-voltage (275 kV) cables, 750 connection accessories, 60 km of civil engineering infrastructure and 60 km of telecommunications and remote control cables.
Some parts of the project will be carried out by Libyan or international subcontractors under Nexans supervision.