Areva's transmission and distribution unit has signed three contracts totaling E300 million with Gecol, the Libyan public utility.

The first contract is for the turnkey delivery of 10 high-voltage, gas-insulated substations to be located in the Tripoli, Misurata and Benghazi areas in northern Libya. These installations will help improve the transmission network and meet the domestic and industrial demands of these cities, Areva said.

The second contract involves the turnkey delivery of two high-voltage, gas-insulated substations, which will 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 and distribution division (Areva T&D) and Gecol.

Philippe Guillemot, chairman and CEO of Areva T&D, said: These contracts confirm our division’s longstanding partnership with Gecol. Our proven commitment and the high quality of the projects we have already carried out in the country all played a significant role in this success.