French cable systems developer Nexans a contract worth some €100 million with the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide high-voltage underground power transmission links in the country's two main cities, Tripoli and Benghazi.
The system will connect the electricity substations, either existing or under construction, that will provide power to the “Suk el Juma”, “Ainzarra” and “National” districts of Tripoli and the “North” and “Central” districts of Benghazi, stated a press release. The new underground links will raise the power transmission capabilities of these two cities, where demand for electricity is growing rapidly.
The infrastructure and fixtures, financed entirely by Libya, are scheduled for completion within a 30-month period. Nexans will make use of its European production facilities in France, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as its Libyan branch, Nexans Libya, formed specifically for this project.
Nexans will engineer, supply and install 190 kilometers of extra-high-voltage cables, 750 connection accessories, 60 kilometers of civil engineering infrastructure and 60 kilometers of telecommunications and remote control cables. Some parts of the project will be carried out by reputable Libyan or international subcontractors under Nexans supervision.
Nexans has in recent months won a number of major high-voltage cable contracts in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. The group brings advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in telecommunications, energy networks, aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical
and medical applications. — (menareport.com)
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