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GE wins contract for biggest power plant in Senegal

  • 11 months ago (2021-01-29)
  • David Flin
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GE has secured an order to supply gas power generation equipment for West Africa Energy’s 300 MW combined cycle power project in Cap des Biches, Dakar, Senegal. On completion, the Cap des Biches plant will be the biggest power plant in the country.

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The plant is expected to start operations in phases, starting in 2022. It will support the Senegalese Government’s target to increase its generation capacity using natural gas and renewables.

GE will supply two 9E.03 gas turbines, one STF-A200 steam turbine, three A39 generators, two HRSGs, and additional balance of plant equipment as part of the project scope.

Samuel Sarr, CEO of West African Energy, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with GE to deliver reliable and efficient gas turbines to Senegal to develop the energy sector that will be critical for the development of strategic sectors of the economy, while actively driving localisation initiatives. Once completed, the project will also go a long way in reducing the cost of electricity in the country.”