Eiffage pens a €56.5 million contract in Algeria
Through its Eiffage Énergie subsidiary, Eiffage has signed a contract worth €56.5 million with GRTE (the Algerian companyof Management of the transport network of Electricity) for the construction of the Ain Oussera electricity substation in Algeria as part of that country’s 2023 electricity infrastructure development plan.
Located in the Djelfa region, 200 km south of Algiers, this 400 kV substation will handle the 1,250 MW of power generated by the future Djelfa combined-cycle power plant. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2016.
This new contract confirms Eiffage Énergie’s position as a major player in the energy industry and a leader in the turnkey HV infrastructure market for GRTE, the Algerian company of management for the transport network of electricity.
For more than 30 years, Eiffage Énergie has been helping with the construction, extension and upgrading of power transmission and distribution networks in many African countries where the need for energy infrastructures is considerable, including Ghana, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, Togo and Burkina Faso.
This project is line with the Eiffage’s international development policy targeting, in particular, the continent of Africa where the Group won a contract, in February, for the extension of the Dakar-Diamniadio toll motorway, following its handover of the initial section of the motorway in August 2013.
The Group is also currently carrying out work including: dock platforms at the Port of Lomé container terminal in Togo, the offshore installation - 65 km from the coast - of modules for the future living quarters of Nigeria’s Ofon oilfield, the annex to Gabon’s National Assembly in Libreville, and two power transmission lines in Senegal to improve electricity supplies to the capital city of Dakar.