OMVG Interconnection Project (WB-P146830)

  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Senegal
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 29, 2015
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Governments of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau
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  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 711.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 3, 2014

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Gambie (the Gambia River Basin Development Organization) (OMVG) Interconnection Project for Africa is to enable electricity trade between the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal.

The project comprises of two components.

  1. Extension of West African power pool (WAPP) transmission network - OMVG interconnection is comprised of the following two sub-components:
    1. transmission lines to finance the construction of 1,677 kilo meter (km) of 225 kilo volt (kV) transmission network capable of handling 800 megawatt (MW); and
    2. substations to finance the construction of fifteen 225-30 kV substations and dispatching centers on the interconnection (located in the corresponding substation).
  2. Technical assistance to OMVG is comprised of the following two sub-components:
    1. implementation support will finance costs of the project management unit, project supervision costs including the owner's engineer, costs associated with implementing the environmental and social management plan (ESMP) and resettlement action plans (RAPs), internal audits, technical assistance (TA) related to the fiber optic cables, as well as further study of how to strengthen or mainstream collaboration between OMVG and Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Senegal (Senegal River Basin Development Organization) (OMVS); and
    2. operations and maintenance support to OMVG transmission company will finance part of the fees during the first five years of operation (expected FY2018-2022), on a sliding scale.

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

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Implementing Agencies
Name: OMVG
Contact: Justino Vieira
Title: Executive Secretary
Tel: 221338895100


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