New CCPP 350 MW for Mauritania

Published: November 1, 2012
  • Mauritanian negotiation team (Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Tractebel Engineering, Somelec, mining operators) with the Minister of Energy & Petroleum, H.E. Mr Ibrahima Lamine Wane (3rd right) - photo Tractebel Engineering
  • Signature of the CIPREL contract (Ivory Coast) : Mr Bernard Kouassi N’Guessan (CEO of CIPREL), Nedim Topal (left), Henry Nolf (right) - photo Tractebel Engineering
  • Signature of the peat-fired power plant contract (Rwanda) : Mr Ahmet N Karasoy (CEO of Hakan Mining (2nd right) - photo Hakan Mining & Electricity Generation Inc.
  • The Tractebel Engineering and Hakan Mining project team on peat area (Rwanda), with local youngsters; center, Mrs Esra Ozturk, Hakan Project Director - photo Hakan Mining & Electricity Generation Inc.
  • Map of peat region in Rwanda (Southern Akanyaru)
  • Signature of the EGMF contract (DR Congo) : H.E. Mr Bruno Kebandji, Minister of Hydraulic Resources & Energy, Mr Malta Forrest (CEO of EGMF-left) and Lido Faoro (Product Director Transmission & Distribution- Tractebel Engineering) - photo Tractebel Engineering

 

In a region where power is a valuable commodity, demand for energy development is booming in African countries like Mauritania, where Tractebel Engineering is providing several services towards the development of the country’s power infrastructure.

GOOD NEWS FOR MAURITANIA

Mauritania is a country in dire need of energy to power its economic development. Now, after a decade of semi-successful oil and gas exploration, the discovery in 2011 of abundant natural gas reserves off the Mauritania coastline means that’s about to change. Read more about Mauritania’s change of fortune

A HOT MARKET

In 2005; energy development in Africa was listed as a UN Millennium Charter priority. Increased political stability and coalitions between African governments have also seen funding for African energy projects once again begin to flow – with several new Thermal Power contracts recently signed by Tractebel Engineering. More about our latest contracts in Africa

HIGH LEVEL HYDRO –POWER

For over 50 years, Tractebel Engineering (France)/Coyne et Bellier has successfully developed multidisciplinary and ambitious hydro and hydro-electric projects in Africa. Find out more about our history in African hydro-power activities


GOOD NEWS FOR MAURITANIA

Mauritania is a country in dire need of energy to power its economic development. Now, after a decade of semi-successful oil and gas exploration, the discovery in 2011 of abundant natural gas reserves off the Mauritania coastline means that’s about to change.

A CHANGE OF FORTUNE

Mauritania, about twice the size of France but home to only 3 million people, is one of Africa’s poorest countries. It is however rich in mineral resources; iron, copper and gold. Several foreign mining companies are the country’s biggest energy consumers – and their energy demands are growing. With the natural gas boon it seems everyone will benefit.

A WISE DECISION

Electing not to sell off its gas rights to global bidders, the State Ministry of Energy & Petroleum has taken the smart route – forming a consortium with electricity company Somelec and 4 major mining operators (SNIM, MCM, TML and SPHÈRE MAURITANIE) to exploit the gas for power generation.

  • One of the first projects is the construction of a Gas-fired CCPP 350 MW and extension of the country’s electricity transmission system.

THE CONTRACT

In November 2011, Tractebel Engineering in consortium with Intec (GOPA-International Energy Consultants GmbH) was awarded the feasibility studies for the project. Begun early 2012, first project steps included:

  • A high-level economic assessment
  • Plant recommendations (siting, layout, size of units, centralized/decentralized generation).

A further feasibility study will be undertaken on the final chosen plant configuration. With HV transmission grid development and natural gas infrastructure also required, the project involves different Tractebel Engineering products with input from experts in:

  • Thermal Power Generation
  • Power Systems Consulting (PSC)
  • Gas (LNG terminals and Transmission)
  • Environment (EIA).

A HOT MARKET

In 2005; energy development in Africa was listed as a UN Millennium Charter priority. Increased political stability and coalitions between African governments have also seen funding for African energy projects once again began to flow – with several new Thermal Power contracts recently signed by Tractebel Engineering.

IVORY COAST – CIPREL IV – CCPP 110 MW-340 MW UPGRADE

CIPREL (Compagnie Ivoirienne de Production d’Electricité) is responsible for the production, distribution and marketing of electricity in Ivory Coast. CIPREL has appointed Tractebel Engineering as Owner Engineer for the realisation of a CCPP upgrade (110 MW to 340 MW) of one of its plants at Vridi, in the harbour area of the capital city Abidjan. Find out more about this project with CIPREL on our corporate website Tractebel-engineering-gdfsuez.com

RWANDA – HAKAN MINING & ELECTRICITY GENERATION INC. – PEAT-PP 100 MW

Turkish company, Hakan Mining has an agreement with the Rwandan Government to develop peat-fuelled power plants to increase the country’s generation capacity and replace old oil-fuelled units. Granted a concession of 7000 ha of rich peat land along the Akanyaru River, Hakan Mining has the rights to extract peat to fire a new build 100 MW plant. Tractebel Engineering has been appointed to conduct site investigations and the feasibility study for the future power plant.

DRC – FORREST GROUP (EGMF) – HYDRO & TRANSMISSION REFURBISHMENT

EGMF/KCC is investing in the Hydro and Transmission infrastructure in Katanga Province in order to meet its own energy needs and those of other Mining Companies. Tractebel Engineering is providing technical advice and assistance to EGMF/KCC for the full rehabilitation and strengthening of the 450 MW electrical infrastructure (hydro groups, transformers, substations and transmission lines) – and will support the contractor selection and other phases of the project.


HIGH LEVEL HYDRO – POWER

For over 50 years, Tractebel Engineering (France)/Coyne et Bellier has developed multidisciplinary and ambitious hydro and hydro-electric projects in Africa.

A VALUED PARTNER

Coyne et Bellier, the founding company and today’s commercial Hydro division of Tractebel Engineering (France), has been planning, designing and building dams (and associated waterways, powerstations, substations, transmission lines); for hydropower, irrigation, drinking water, flood protection, in Africa for many years. Our work in dams has taken us across the continent: from North Africa (mainly Algeria) to South Africa; Mali; Ghana; Nigeria (Mambilla – Crossover 1); Guinea; Swaziland; – and includes Africa’s 3 record breaking dams:

 

  • Kariba dam (Zambia/Zimbabwe) - photo Tractebel Engineering France
  • Kariba dam (Zambia/Zimbabwe) - photo Tractebel Engineering France
  • Kariba dam (Zambia/Zimbabwe) - photo Tractebel Engineering France
  • Katsé dam (Lesotho) - photo Tractebel Engineering France
  • Gibe III (Ethiopia) - photo Tractebel Engineering France
  • Gibe III (Ethiopia) - photo Tractebel Engineering France

CLIENT'S VALUE

“This project will allow us to avoid emissions of 500.000 tonnes of CO2 a year, taking a positive step in the fight against climate change”

Bernard Kouassi N’Guessan

Bernard Kouassi N’Guessan, CEO CIPREL

ACTION IN AFRICA

  • Development of an energy master plan for ECOWAS is well underway – a key part of the WAPP (West African Power Pool) initiative adopted by ECOWAS Energy Ministers in Abidjan in 2011.
  • A new office in Johannesburg, South Africa now offers greater proximity to clients in SADC countries.

More information

Henry Nolf – Sales Manager Thermal Power Generation
Nedim Topal – Business Development Manager Africa
Estelle Rech – Sales Assistant Thermal Power
Mahendra Vermaut – Product Manager Thermal Power Development

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