A new 250 megawatt gas power plant in Gandon – Sahel Intelligence

A new 250 megawatt gas power plant in Gandon – Sahel Intelligence
A new 250 megawatt gas power plant in Gandon – Sahel Intelligence

A 250 megawatt gas-fired power plant will soon be operational in Gandon, in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal. The governor of the region, Alioune Badara Sambe, announced this project during a meeting of the interregional technical committee.

This plant, initially planned to produce 250 megawatts, could be expanded to 500 megawatts, according to directives from central state authorities. It will be supplied with gas by a gas pipeline managed by the Senegal Gas Network (RGS), a national company in partnership with PETROSEN, SENELEC and FONSIS.

The governor also stressed that Senegal is preparing to become a gas country with the imminent exploitation of the Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field, shared with Mauritania.

The meeting of the technical committee made it possible to examine the environmental and social impact study of the gas pipeline connecting the GTA hub to the Gandon power station. Regional authorities and RGS representatives have expressed their commitment to this project, aimed at integrating natural gas into Senegal’s energy development.

The construction of the gas pipeline, with a total length of 400 kilometers between Saint-Louis, Dakar and the department of Mbour, is a priority for the Senegalese state. The first phase will include the laying of a 45-kilometer offshore section and another 40-kilometer onshore section to serve the Gandon power station.

Gas production at GTA is expected to begin by the end of the year, with the aim of providing part of this gas for local electricity generation. The project is expected to be completed in 12 to 15 months, allowing the plant to start up in the first quarter of 2026, subject to the availability of the gas pipeline before the end of 2025.

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