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Contracts awarded for OMVS project in Western Africa [free access]

October 18, 2021

Société de Gestion de Manantali (SOGEM) has awarded contracts for the supply, delivery, installation and testing of 225 kV transformer bays under the World Bank-funded Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) Transmission Expansion Project.


The project aims to enhance electricity trade among Mali, Mauritania and Senegal, and mainly comprises the reinforcement and expansion of Réseau Interconnecté de Manantali (RIMA) or the Manantali interconnected network—a 1,700 km long network to transport electricity from the Manatntali complex and Felou plant on the Senegal River to the member countries of Senegal river basin (Mali, Mauritania and Senegal).


RIMA reinforcement and expansion includes the construction of a new 288- km-long, 225 kV double-circuit transmission line from Kayes (Mali) to Tambacounda (Senegal), and two 225 kV bays at the existing substation in Kayes and at the future substation in Tambacounda.


Turkey’s Kontrolmatik has been awarded the EUR1.8 million contract for the 20 MVA, 225/30 kV transformer bay in Bakel; and Tunisian STEG International Services has been awarded two contracts, aggregating USD5.2 million, for the new 40 MVA, 225/30 kV transformer bay and replacement of the existing 20 MVA transformer by a 40 MVA transformer in Dagana; and for a 20 MVA, 225/30 kV transformer bay in Matam.