Turkey To Provide Electricity To Libya


Ankara has revealed that a Turkish company is preparing to send a technical team to Tripoli in order to supply it with electricity. This is intended to be done through a floating fleet of power plants, with revenues expected to reach billions.

Sky News reported that the Turkish company stated that the infrastructure would be evaluated to be able to submit an integrated proposal on the new deal. It revealed its intention to continuously sell electricity to Tripoli, even if the local power stations were fixed. The company has said that its stations will use Libyan fuel and gas to sell electricity to Tripoli.

The Turkish company’s plans come after a visit by a high-ranking Turkish ministerial delegation last month in Tripoli, where they held discussions with officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) regarding the implementation of major infrastructure projects in Tripoli.

Turkey has begun taking concrete steps to consolidate its influence in the Libya’s western region through its support for the GNA.

The Prime Minister of the GNA, Fayez Al-Sarraj, held a meeting to discuss the return of Turkish companies and investments to Libya. The meeting discussed infrastructure projects that were to be implemented by Turkish companies and not completed due to the country’s security issues since 2011.

Among the most prominent projects that were discussed during the meeting were electricity and energy projects. This is in addition to new projects that are supposed to contribute to providing effective and fast services to Libyan citizens.

Libya has been marred in chaos since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising killed longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.