intec launched the interconnection project Guinea-Mali
Following the successful completion of the feasibility study and the preparation of prequalification and tender documents for the interconnection Guinea-Mali, intec now assumes the construction supervision of this €350 million project.
The construction phase was officially launched in Conakry on September 2019 by a kick-off-meeting organised by West African Power Pool (WAPP) in the presence of representatives of both governments, of the two national electricity companies, Electricité de Guinée (EDG-SA) and Energie du Mali-SA (EDM-SA), and also of the five international donors.
Guinea and Mali construct a 225 kV interconnection line of 714 km that runs from a proposed substation at N’Zérékoré in Guinea up to Sanankoroba in Mali including the extension of two substations as well as the new construction of five 225 kV substations in Guinea (Fomi, Beyla, Kérouané, Kankan, Siguiri).
This project is expected to to increase the quality of energy supply in Guinea and Mali and to establish an integrated regional energy market in West Africa through cross-border exchanges of cheap and cleaner surplus power. By this means, it will create competitiveness in the energy sector and will encourage investment from private sectors in the generation of electricity by facilitating power transfer through the interconnector. In addition, the interconnection line will permit the rural electrification of villages close to the line corridor. The project also will facilitate a better IT cover between the two countries and in the West African region as a whole and by this means also contribute to the further competitiveness of the telecommunication sector.
This interconnection project is another milestone among the large number of intec's projects in the region, particularly in Guinea and Mali. With such extensive consulting activities in the region, intec extends and demonstrates once again its excellent knowledge of the power systems and the electricity market of the region.