Contour Global Cap des Biches Expansion (DFC-CAPDESEXPANSION)

  • Senegal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Contour Global
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 27, 2020

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Project Description
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The Project involves the construction and operation of 33 megaWatt (MW) expansion of an existing 53 MW electric power plant that is located in Rufisque (near Dakar) in Senegal. The Project consists of the installation of two combustion engines, one of which is equipped with a heat recovery system, and a short transmission line of approximately 500 meters in length connecting the expansion units to an existing substation. The main fuel for the entire power plant will be heavy fuel oil. The power plant site is adjacent to a Senegal Electric’s (SENELEC) facility and is located in an industrialized zone near a school and residential community. The plant site is also adjacent to a plot of land which was formerly used by the decommissioned GTI Dakar thermal power plant which was moth-balled for commercial reasons. The new power plant will use the fuel storage tanks installed by the old GTI Dakar power plant.

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ContourGlobal Cap des Biches Sénégal Sarl
c/o Bernard Bergerot
Directeur de Projet Cap des Biches
2, Place de l’Indépendance – BP 23607, Dakar-Ponty Sénégal

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