GECOL: Completion of Ubari gas power plant ends blackouts in Libya
Work at the Ubari gas power plant has been resumed after years of suspension over security conditions in the city, the head of the media office of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Adam Mabrouk, stated.
“The beginning of the resumption was when the Turkish engineers arrived in Ubari last Friday.” Mabrouk explained.
He said that the efforts of the officials and the elders of the southern region are highly appreciated as they played a big role in persuading the Turkish company to return and resume work.
“We also thank Ubari residents and the force located in the area for securing the gas power plant amid a year and a half of clashes.” Mabrouk indicated.
He added that after the Turkish Enka Company has gotten all it needs for resuming work, blackouts and outages in Libya will end once the plant operates in full capacity.
According to Mabrouk, Enka needs a year in order to finish work at the Ubari gas power plant, which will provide work opportunities for many Libyan nationals.