The head of the presidential council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, met Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi and his counterpart at the national oil company NOC, Mustafa Sanalla, on Wednesday.
The parties discussed the challenging situation in the North African country, worsened by the pandemic, and their partnerships. Descalzi reassured Al-Sarraj of the company’s “full commitment” to its operational activities and projects in the country, which includes studies on a new gas power plant, Kallanish Energy learns.
Eni is providing the divided country with critical spare parts to maintain the continued supply of 3 gigawatts of energy. It’s also providing capacity building and technical support to help define the code regulation of the domestic electrical power network.
The Italian major, who is a NOC partner in onshore oil and gas fields in Libya, is also supporting the start-up of renewable pilot projects.
These projects will give an answer to the request of more electrical power for the population without increasing local hydrocarbon consumption and CO2 emissions,” Eni said in a statement.
Very little detail was provided by the companies, who are also looking into extending the gas production plateau of Bahr Essalam field in the next years. Supply will be focused on domestic needs, with Eni continuing to be “the main supplier,” it said.