Senegal: Adoption of a project to extend and modernize the SAR

20 April 2011

Last Monday, the African Refiners' Association (ARA) adopted a program to extend and to modernize, the PEMS, which will require an investment of 1.3 billion dollars.

"This program makes provision to double the capacity of the ARA and to modernize its refinery and will at the same time enable it to meet the needs of Senegal for the next 20 years and to export to the international market"’, explains a press release from the ARA reported by the APS press agency.

The PEMS will thus help to secure the energy supply of Senegal.

The shareholders of the African Refiners' Association (ARA) have also appointed Omar Kassou as replacement for Carmello Robert Sagna, on the board of directors of the enterprise, reports the newspaper Le Sud Quotidien.

Mr. Kassou has over 20 years' experience in the hydrocarbons sector and his main mission will consist  essentially of implementing the PEMS.

Categories: Energy

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