OMVG – Interconnected Power Transmission Lines – West Africa - Project Profile
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The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) is undertaking the OMVG Interconnection in the four West African countries.
The project involves the construction of power transmission lines. It comprises two components.
The first component, extension of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) transmission network. It includes the construction of a 128MW hydroelectric power plant, 15 substations of 225-30kV capacity, two dispatching centers, a loop of 16 sections, interconnection network of 1,677km of 225kV transmission lines capable of handling 800MW, and the installation of fiber optic cables.
The second component, technical assistance to OMVG, is comprised of implementation support as well as operations and maintenance support to the OMVG transmission company during the first five years of operation (expected 2018-2022).
The project will be financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) with US$52 million, African Development Bank (AfDB) with US$135 million, Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) with US$94 million, West African Development Bank (WADB) with US$54 million, European Investment Bank (EIB) with US$106 million, Kuwait Fund (KF) with US$24 million and the German government (KfW) with US$32 million.
The four governments will provide US$16 million to finance interest during the construction phase to the total project cost.
On April 29, 2015, a US$200 million IDA credit has been approved by the World Bank to support the construction.
In July 2016, Agence française de développement (AFD) has given loan of US$45 million for development.
Planning Authority: Ministry of Energy, Guinea, Ministry of Energy, Senegal, Government of Guinea-Bissau, Government of Gambia
The project involves the construction of power transmission lines to interconnect the four West African countries of The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
The US$1054 million project includes the following:
1. Extension of the WAPP transmission network
2. Construction of a 128MW hydroelectric power plant
3. Construction of a loop of 16 sections
4. Construction of interconnection network of 1,677km of 225kV transmission lines capable of handling 800MW
5. Construction of 15 substations with 225-30kV capacity
6. Construction of two dispatching centers
7. Construction of related facilities
8. Installation of fiber optic cables
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