The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) struck a deal with the German Siemens to establish a new gas-fired power station in Zliten at a ceremony attended by the Prime minister on Monday.

According to the GECOL, the Qatari Urbacon Trading and Contracting Company and the Egyptian El Sewedy Electric Transmission Compnay will jointly execute the project, which needs over two years of construction.

GECOL spokesman Weam Al-Taeb said the project consists of six units with a production capacity of 1044 megawatts.

"The project comes within the framework of the company's plans to improve the public grid, raise its production capacity, and enhance its stability," the spokesman added.

Speaking at the ceremony, PM Dbeibah said his government is "working to address this thorny file that has exhausted Libyans for more than a decade" and called for intensifying efforts to overcome the challenges in this regard.

For his part, the Chairman of the GECOL, Muhammad Al-Mashai, disclosed that the company's plans focus on maintaining transmission lines, conducting overhauls, and constructing new sites, including emergency stations in south Tripoli and Zliten.