Inauguration of NEMA Hybrid Power Plant in Mauritania

Last November 28th 2018 was a great day in east region of Mauritania. The first hybrid power plant was inaugurated by His Excellency, the President of Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in the presence of prominent representatives of politics and business. Among the invited guests was also the chairman of GOPA Consulting Group, Dr Martin Güldner.

intec, as general consultant for the implementation of this project, was represented by Mr. Rached Jomni, Executive Director.

This hybrid power plant is composed of five heavy fuel and diesel generators (5000 kW as total capacity) and 3000 solar panels (780 kW as total capacity) and it is connected to local network through 33/15 kV and 12.5 MVA substation.

This project will provide electricity to villages with more than 500 peoples and located close to Nema city (1200 km from Nouakchott). It will improve in the region the social and life quality (education, health, potable water, etc.), reduce the poverty of local population and permit a significant economic development.

Being the technical consultant of the overall project, intec achieved a successful completion of the power plant by preparing the feasibility study, providing detailed engineering, tender documents, evaluating bids, assisting in contract  negotiations, review the design or the EPC contractor  supervising the construction works, witnessing factory acceptance tests and commissioning.

As part of the same project, Adel Bagrou hybrid power plant composed of three heavy fuel and diesel generators (1875 kW as total capacity) and 2000 Solar panels (520 kW as total capacity) will be commissioned and inaugurated next April 2019.

Both power plants form part of an ambitious power development program, for which the foundation stone was laid by the President of the Republic in May 2016. The program with all its components is not only beneficial for the social and economic progress, but it also involves the application of high technology using the most advanced equipment.