AFD invests in renovation of ten electric power stations in Senegal
25 July 2011
Senegal has received funding of 70.2 million dollars from the French Development Agency.
The funds will be allocated mainly to a project to rehabilitate ten power stations run by the national electricity company (SENELEC) across the country, as part of the Takkal plan, said Bakary Diop, production director of SENELEC, quoted by the Senegalese Press Agency.
"The purpose of this finance is to secure and to recover 70 megawatts through 13 rehabilitation projects which concern 40 production units installed in ten power stations at Dakar and in the regions", he said.
This program, which will take 15 months, comprises the supply and the installation of equipment, in particular to rehabilitate the power stations of Bel Air, Cap des biches, Boutoute, Kahone, Tambacounda and Kédougou, Vélingra and Kolda.
In parallel with the restoration and equipment works, training will be given to the personnel of SENELEC, reports the newspaper Le Griot. The aim is to promote sustainable utilization of the materiel.