Two Power Projects Planned At Senegal’s Sandiara SEZ

The gas-fired power plants have a combined capacity of 540MW.

By Chriselle Moraes on
18th July 2023

Spanish engineering firm TSK is partnering with the local LFR Energy to build a gas-to-power plant in Senegal’s Sandiara Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Energy Capital & Power reports.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024, with commercial operations in 2026.

The combined-cycle power plant will have a capacity of 360MW and will run on natural gas supplied from Senegal's western hydrocarbon reserves.

According to Energy Capital & Power, the project will be funded by loans mostly from the UAE-based Al Furqan Credit, with the remainder (15-20%) financed by shareholder equity. 

The electricity will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement to state utility SENELEC.

Earlier this month, Energy Capital & Power reported that Mali’s Kama SA also plans to build a gas-fired power plant in the Sandiara SEZ. That project will have a capacity of 180MW for export to Mali.

Construction is slated for January 2024. The environmental study is currently in process.

Photo: Combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant (© Thailandonly | Dreamstime)

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