ACWA Power Partners with Senegal on Desalination Plant Development
ACWA Power signs Memorandum of Understanding agreements with both the National Water Company of Senegal (SONES) and the National Electricity Company of Senegal (SENELEC).
The MoU was signed in the presence of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Falih, Minister of Investment, and Mr. Fahd bin Ali Al-Dosary, the Saudi Ambassador to Senegal.
In close collaboration with SONES, ACWA Power will oversee the development of a 300,000 m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant in Grande Côte. Located approximately 40 km North-East of Dakar, the SWRO development will serve as the first desalination project in the country.
The second MoU announced will see ACWA Power working closely with SENELEC to develop a Combined Cycle Gas-Turbine (CCGT) plant in Cap des Biches with an initial design capacity of 160 MW.
In line with Senegal’s Gas-to-Power strategy, which aims to increase the country’s energy independence, reduce the cost of electricity, and provide universal access to electricity, the development of the new facility will assist the country to reduce its GHG emissions by at least 23% by 2030.