Sendou Coal Power Project (AFDB-P-SN-F00-004)

  • Senegal
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 25, 2009
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 55.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 49.4
Converted using 2019-04-25 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 185.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 164.6
Converted using 2019-04-25 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Apr 25, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2009

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to develop, construct, operate and maintain a Coal Power Plant that will produce annually at least 925 GWh of electricity, the equivalent to 40% of the currently annual production. The scope of the project includes the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 125 MW coal-fired power plant on a 29 ha site located 35 km from Dakar in Sendou (Bargny). The project will be implemented within 24 months and will involve building a 225 kV transmission line and associated switchyard to connect the plant to Senelec's interconnected grid. It should be noted that the ownership of the transmission line and switchyard will be transferred to Senelec upon completion. The power generated will be injected into the national grid system at 225 kV. The coal will be transported by truck along the paved road linking the port of Dakar to the project site (approximately 30 km away from Dakar). This road is relatively congested during the day but an improved highway is located at approximately 15 km from the project site. A new four-lane toll highway is being constructed as well near the site into Dakar and is expected to be operational before the project enters into commercial operation. In addition, the Government of Senegal has awarded to Dubai World the right to construct a multipurpose harbor (Port du Future) at Bargny, nearby to the power plant site. In the long run, this harbor will be used to handle the coal as well

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information

DIALL Hammadoun Amadou - PESD0


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