Wind turbine equipment delivered for Emsalata project
- Category: Libya Projects
- Created: Monday, 27 February 2017 17:16
Libya herald: Masts and turbines for the planned wind farm in Emsalata, 130 kilometres east of Tripoli, have been shipped to Khoms and are being taken to the site at the Al-Shaafeen national park.
It was bought by SwissEnergy from Egypt’s El Sewedy in 2015, but the latter remains in charge of construction at Emsalata.
This was due to start last summer and be completed by the end of 2016, but was delayed. The project is now expected to come on-stream by the end of this year.
Another wind farm, at Derna’s Fataieh district, would have been Libya’s first. The contract for the $84-million pilot project was signed by the former regime with El Sewedy and MTOI. By mid-2013, 21 of the 37 turbines had been delivered.
However, the takeover of Derna by the so-called Islamic State which used Fataieh as its military base, put it on hold. A number of components destined for Fataieh were then diverted to the Emsalata project.