Libyan-Canadian joint venture Harouge Oil Operations expects to issue a tender this year for a power plant at the En-Naga field in the Sirte Basin in the east of Libya.

According to sources close to the company, Harouge is currently working on the basic engineering for a 5 to 10MW plant for captive power at the field.

Valued at between $40-50m the project is relatively small, but is considered one of the larger deals on offer from Harouge this year. It will be followed by a larger deal in 2014, for a 40-50MW plant at another of the company’s fields, worth an estimated $100m-plus.

Tenders from the company so far this year have been relatively small, ranging from pest control to operations and maintenance deals. 

Harouge Oil Operations is a joint venture of state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Canada’s PetroCanada. It operates the Ras Lanuf export terminal in the east of Libya, as well as a number of oil fields across the country, including the En-Naga, Ghani, Tibisti and Amal fields, which have a combined average output of approximately 80,000 b/d.

Harouge began repairs to its fields in early October 2011 and loaded its first tanker of oil for export from Ras Lanuf in the same month. Its oil fields suffered varying degrees of damage, largely to administrative and accommodation buildings. It reached pre-war production levels of about 80,000 b/d-plus by February 2012.