Libya's Presidential Council, Siemens discuss urgent plan to improve electricity services

Libya's Presidential Council, Siemens discuss urgent plan to improve electricity services

January 26, 2021 - 20:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, discussed with officials from the German company, Siemens, ways to speed up the implementation of power units projects and maintenance at the General Electricity Company of Libya's (GECOL) power plants during next fall.

The discussions were on videoconference in the presence of Siemens CEO and other officials from Libya, including GECOL's Head, and the German company.

The discussions went over the need to end power outages in the peak weeks of summer in Libya, with Al-Sarraj proposing a training program for Libyan engineers by Siemens on maintenance work.

Al-Sarraj also proposed finding a mechanism to provide all urgent technical requirements, including service and spare parts, without subjecting them to routine measures, adding that a third proposal would be having Siemens provide technical support to Tripoli University's Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculties.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Siemens, Christian Broch, said the company was ready to cooperate with Libya on the three proposals made by Al-Sarraj, adding that Libya has always been a very active partner to the company, which he said can help alleviate the power problems in Libya next summer.