18 April 2013 – Libya has an expected power generation deficit of some 500 to 600 MW during its peak summer season. It plans to eliminate some of this shortage by means of mobile diesel generators supplied by US based APR Energy.
These wheel mounted turbine units can be easily transported via road, and are installable in three days or less in most instances. It is not yet known how many of the 25 MW mobile turbines will be installed in the country but APR Energy’s contract is to provide a total of 250 MW. The company says it typically installs a redundancy of equipment to ensure the most reliable energy source possible.
Installation will start as soon as possible and the turbines are anticipated to start generating power in July 2013.