The Gambia’s component specifically supports the detail design, supply, and installation of distribution networks from Soma and Brikama OMVG 225/33KV substations.
It also features the construction of 900km of 33/30KV medium voltage (MV) lines, 380 33KV/400 low voltage (LV) lines to expand grid coverage and maximize the number of new connections.
The Gambia electricity project will also cover the supply and installation of terminal connection equipment, smart prepayment meters including services dropped as well as ready boards for over 52, 000 low voltage customers.
The electricity project which is also co-sponsored by the World Bank and coordinated by ECOWAS through the Regional Coordination Unit working with National Project Implementation Units, will cover all communities within 100km radius of the two substations.
This regional electricity project will be implemented in different phases and is part of a programme covering 11 countries namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Mauritania and Chad.
Last Month, the managing director of NAWEC and director general of SOLENER Technologies signed the ECOREAP Owner’s Engineer Contract of the Component for The Gambia, a key milestone in the project’s implementation.
This owner’s engineer will be the project supervisor that will prepare the bidding documents for the works and supervise the execution of the works, which will last 18 months.