Turkish company Karadeniz looking to supply Libya power

Turkish energy company Karadeniz Holding is preparing to submit a bid to supply up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity to war-torn Libya, Dünya newspaper reported on Monday, citing the company.

The company’s move arrives as the oil-rich North African country, where Ankara throws its weight behind the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, faces power supply problems amid an ongoing civil war.

Libya’s Turkish-backed Government of National Accord has taken back the advantage in a 14-month offensive on the country’s capital by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army, which is supported by Egypt, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier this month, a Turkish official told Reuters Turkey is ready to rapidly start rebuilding conflict-torn Libya.

The statement followed a visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's senior advisors to Tripoli to discuss cooperation on energy, construction and banking.

The official said Karadeniz, whose subsidiary Karpowership supplies power to more than 10 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, would be capable of making up the energy deficit in Libya.