Wabag wins Libyan power station treatment job

The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has awarded a contract to VA Tech Wabag for four industrial water treatment plants in Tobruk, Tripoli and Derna.

Wabag is to act as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, which has a total value of over € 14 million.

Under the contract, the company will provide two demineralisation plants, each with three lines producing 60 m³/d, plus two electro-chlorination plants having two lines with outputs of 71 and 35 m³/d. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2015.

Wabag qualified as the only overall bidder and turnkey supplier for both systems. The scope of performance will include planning, engineering, delivery, installation and start-up.

The Vienna-based company has been in Libya for over 20 years and did not leave the country either during or after the revolution. This systematic market servicing has now resulted in this new contract.