Calik Enerji and GE will build a 300 MW CCGT power plant in Senegal

6 Oct 2020

The Senegalese state-owned power utility Senelec and the independent power producer West Africa Energy (15% owned by Senelec) have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with GE and the Turkish group Calik Enerji to build a 300 MW gas-fired power plant in Cap des Biches, near Rufisque. The project, which requires a XOF220bn (US$395m) investment, is expected to be commissioned in early 2023.

Since its offshore gas fields are planned to come on stream in the next few years, Senegal plans to convert its coal-fired and oil-fired power plants to gas over the next years. The government expects this fuel conversion to help reduce power generation costs and end-consumer prices. At the end of 2019, Senegal’s installed capacity stood at 1.3 GW with oil accounting for 60% of the total capacity and coal for 13% (less than 6% for gas).

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