CECA SL – Western Area Power Generation 128 MW – Sierra Leone - Project Profile
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Copperbelt Energy Corporation Africa Sierra Leone Generation Limited (CECA SL) is undertaking the construction of thermal power plant in Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone.
The project involves the construction of a 128MW thermal power plant. The project is planned to be implemented in three phases.
The first phase includes the construction of a 57MW thermal power plant. It includes the construction of a powerhouse, a substation, the installation of six reciprocating, heavy fuel oil operated Wärstilä W20V32 engines with 9.5MW each, transformers and generators and laying of 1.3km of fuel pipeline and 8km of overhead power transmission lines.
The second phase involves the construction of a 35.5MW thermal power plant. It includes the instllation of four Wärstilä W130v32 engines with 9.5MW each.
The third phase involves the construction of a 35.5MW thermal power plant. It includes the instllation of four Wärstilä W130v32 engines with 9.5MW each.
The project will include the construction of a Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) storage tanks and water treatment facilities, new 33 kV indoor substation, A 8 km reinforcement of the 33 kV transmission from Blackhall road to the Wellington substation, Installation of additional 33/11kV transformers at the Blackhall road, Ropotee, and Wellington substations, installation of generators, safety and security facilities.
Norton Rose Fulbright has been appointed as the legal advisor and Oil, Gas & Power Projects Co as MEI – Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation work subcontractor for the project.
On May 14, 2014, the Government of Sierra Leone signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with CEC to purchase the power generated from the plant.
In July 2016, the World Bank Group comprising of International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) approved a funding amount of US$149 million for the project.
IDA will fund US$40 million, IFC will provide A-loan with an amount of US$27 million and MIGA will fund US$60 million.
In November 2016, Wärtsilä Corporation was appointed as EPC contractor for construction of the power plant and its associated 1.3km fuel pipeline and 8km power transmission line.
Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded the turnkey contract to supply and install six W20V32 engines.
Construction works on first phase of the project are yet to commence and upon commencement it is expected to take 18 months for completion.
The project involves the construction of a 128MW thermal power plant in Western Area, Sierra Leone.
The US$300 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a 33 kV indoor substation
3. Construction of HFO storage tanks
4. Construction of water treatment facilities
3. Laying of 1.3km of fuel pipeline
4. Laying of transmission lines
5. Installation of 33/11k transformers
6. Installation of generators
7. Installation of safety and security facilitiesReasons To Buy