Libyan electricity generator Gecol has announced the start-up of the first of four steam generators at the Al-Khalij power plant, under construction at Sirte.

The first unit of the planned 1.4GW plant was intended to be brought online in early May, but start-up was delayed by the looting of copper and equipment, which led to the collapse of two transmission towers. How long the unit will be operational and how long the other three units will take to complete is uncertain, given the regular attacks on Libya’s power installations by local militias and looters. (CONTINUED - 283 WORDS)