Senegal Welcomes Technip Energies to Play Central Role in Energy Transition

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President of Senegal H.E. Macky Sall, with Frank Pliya Technip Energies Director and Vice President of Business Development in West and Central Africa.

The President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall, met with Technip Energies Director and Vice President of Business Development in West and Central Africa, Frank Pliya, to discuss Senegal’s oil and gas sector and the energy transition.

As a regional leader in liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, and ethylene, in conjunction with growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen and CO2 management, Technip Energies is an advocate for an energy transition that stimulates socio-economic development and environmental preservation in Senegal.

Facing pressure to transition to green energy sources, such as wind, solar, and hydrogen to address the climate crisis, Senegal has placed the energy transition at the precipice of its economic growth, with the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima, pushing for a balanced approach to protecting the environment while also considering the needs of the Senegalese people and business.

Under H.E. President Macky Sall’s administration, the west-African country has experienced unprecedented growth from its oil and gas resources, with revenues from its hydrocarbon sectors attaining a 37% increase from 2018 to 2019, reaching $42.5 million. The country’s oil and gas industry is projected to advance Senegal’s GDP growth by 13.7% by 2023. 

Currently, Senegal hosts two of the largest oil and gas project in Africa, the Sangomar oilfield, operated by Australia’s Woodside Energy and the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG gas project – the deepest offshore project on the continent – operated by BP and Kosmos Energy, which is expected to produce up to 10 million metric tons of LNG per year, with commissioning scheduled for 2023.

President Sall’s gas-to-power strategy recognizes the potential of natural gas as a transition resource, which has been fundamental to facilitating an energy transition while maintaining regional security and accelerating socio-economic growth.

“It is always a privilege and an honor to discuss with His Excellency, President Macky Sall, on the oil and gas sector, and our ongoing projects in Senegal,” stated Pliya. 

In 2019, Technip Energies won a contract from oil giant, BP for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of the floating production storage and offloading unit of the African Refining Company to treat crude resources from the Sangomar oilfield, as well as implementation of the project’s capacity increase and adaptation of units for treatment. 


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Matthew Goosen

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Matthew Goosen is a Video Editor and Content Writer at Energy Capital & Power. He holds an Honours Degree in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town and is currently undergoing his Masters Degree. Born in Pretoria and raised internationally, he has been living in Cape Town since 2013.

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