RTE international, Sofreco and EGIS to manage the modernisation and reinforcement project for the High Voltage network in Dakar
Signature of the contract marking the start of the project on Monday the 22nd March 2021 between MCA-Senegal II and the consortium Sofreco (as the lead) and RTE international
Improve the security of supply and the reliability of the Dakar’s high voltage network
Dakar and its surrounding area account for 60% of electricity demand in Senegal and for 20% of its population. To support Senelec’s efforts to improve the security of supply and the reliability of the Senegalese capital’s high voltage network, RTE international, together with Sofreco, will manage the modernisation project. The contract marking the start of the project was signed on Monday the 22nd March 2021 between MCA-Senegal II and the consortium Sofreco (as the lead) and RTE international. This project, with an estimated value of USD 403 million, is part of the Senegal-II compact, financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (USA).
RTE international in charge of the design and specification phases
RTE international will in particular be in charge of the design and specification phases, as well as selecting the EPC companies who will be responsible for laying two 225 kV underground cables, creating two new 225/90 kV GIS substations and building a 225 kV subsea cable across the Bay of Gorée. After a one-year design and specification phase, followed by several months of consultations for the selection of construction companies, the work is expected to start in early 2023 and will take just under four years to complete, under the supervision of Sofreco’s teams. EGIS will be responsible for carrying out the environmental and social studies.
« This ambitious project, which will require the deployment of around 20 people, is a challenge worthy of our grouping. We can rely on our vast experience in electrification projects in West Africa, as well as on the expertise of our partners. »
« This is a large-scale project, for which RTE international will manage the entire design phase, including a major subsea component. We are delighted to be involved in this project, which will provide the Senegalese people with a more reliable electricity network. »