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Eiffage Énergie Systèmes carries out major works for Senegal's national electricity company SENELEC

06.11.2018
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Eiffage Énergie Systèmes carries out major works for Senegal's national electricity company SENELEC

Senegal's national electricity company SENELEC has appointed Eiffage Énergie Systèmes' teams to carry out extension work on a 225 KV electricity ring between Fatick and Kaolack, two towns in western Senegal about 50 km apart. Winner of the the public sector contract financed by the BOAD (West African Development Bank), our specialist team has built Fatick's transformer substation, extended the one in Kaolack and constructed the 47 km, 225 KV overhead line which is to connect the two substations.

The SENELEC is in charge of electrical power production, transport and distribution via Senegal's national network. The company entrusted Eiffage Énergie Systèmes with the design, construction, delivery, assembly, testing and commissioning of the power line and transformer substations linking Fatick and Kaolack, which are to be integrated into Dakar electricity ring.

To carry through construction of the new 225/30 KV transformer substation in Fatick, our specialists built a 225 KV line segment towards Kaolack, a 40 MW feeder for the 225/30 KV transformer and a 30 KV substation. They also installed the monitoring & control and protection system, and took charge of civil engineering and construction work on the buildings designed to contain this equipment. In addition, the contract included the supply of tools required for the works and team building and training.

The works began in March 2017 and were completed last May. The project is to be commissioned this month.

Photo credits : © Eiffage Énergie Systèmes