AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division has signed three contracts totaling
300 million euros with GECOL, the Libyan public utility for new substations and transformers to reinforce the electrical network.

The first contract is for the turnkey delivery of ten 200-kV gas-insulated substations to be located in the Tripoli, Misurata and Benghazi (Northern Libya) areas. These installations will help improve the transmission network and meet the domestic and industrial demands of these cities.

The second contract involves the turnkey delivery of two 400-kV, gas-insulated substations to ensure the transmission between the new power plants and the Sebha and Tobruck regions. Most of the equipment will be manufactured in AREVA’s plant in Aix-Les-Bains. Under the third contract, the company will supply 69 power transformers to reinforce the network.

These three contracts follow on the signing of a services joint-venture agreement, which marks the start of a long-term partnership between AREVA's Transmission & Distribution division and GECOL.

This The T&D grouup is a well-established industrial partner of Libya and has been present in the country since the 1970’s. Over half of Libya's current T&D infrastructures were designed and built by AREVA.