Construction engineering company Vinci Energies and Senegal’s national electricity company Senelec have signed a $120 million contract to develop electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure in the West African country.
The three-year contract will involve the construction of 1,350km of high-voltage and very-high-voltage overhead and underground transmission lines and eight very-high-voltage transformer stations.
Additionally, the grid management system for the transmission and distribution infrastructure will be enhanced to facilitate remote management of operations.
The project will be co-financed by France and is poised to employ over 1,000 people. The transmission lines will be used to connect several thousand homes in Senegal to the national grid. With support from Vinci Energies’ French and Moroccan subsidiaries, local teams will be trained to construct and operate the transmission and distribution infrastructure.
The project serves as part of Senegal’s strategy to strengthen the country’s energy capacity and achieve universal access to electricity by 2026.