Senegal signs deal to build a floating LNG regasification terminal and a 400MW gas power station

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Senegal signs deal to build a floating LNG regasification terminal and a 400MW gas power station

The government of Senegal has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) regasification terminal and a 400 MW gas power plant.

The MoU has been signed by

  • State-owned Senelec, the national electricity company of Senegal,
  • Nebras Power, a firm owned by Qatar Electricity and Water Company (60%), Qatar Holding (20%) and Qatar Petroleum International (20%), and
  • Mitsui & Co.

Senegal is dealing with a chronic electricity production gap. The project aims to solve part of thas problem by securing power supply at a competitive cost, this will also help the government to achieve its objective of boosting the country's GDP growth.

This announcement comes after Endeavor Energy announced that it has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with Starenergie2073 to develop the Songon Gas-to-Power project outside Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The project involves the development of a 375 MW of combined cycle power generation with an integrated fuel solution featuring a purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) import infrastructure and a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).

Senegal has a total fossil fuel provision stands at about 27 TWh/year, which is nearly 40% of the country's primary energy provision. The remainder is nearly entirely biomass (approximately 50%), most of which non-renewable, it is complemented by coal, hydro and solar.

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