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AfDB to fund power plant conversion in Senegal

The African Development Bank will lend Senegal XAF 33 billion to convert a heavy fuel oil power plant to run on gas.
By Staff reporter 3 December 2018 0 33528

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will lend Senegal XAF 33 billion ($57 million) to convert a heavy fuel oil power plant to run on gas, Agence de presse sénégalaise has reported.

The 120 MW Malicounda power station, in the west of Senegal, will use combined-cycle technology, which will allow it to burn gas as well as diesel.

The loan fits with the Senegalese government’s plans to convert its diesel-fired power plants to run on gas by 2025.

The plant supplies the Dakar region, which consumes...