intec started a new project in Mali

The Government of Mali adopted a vast strategical program for development of rural electrification and reduction of poverty by using the renewables energies (solar, wind, biomass, mini/micro hydro).

Some International donors (AfDB, WB, EIB) decided to finance together the Government’s Program defined as “Programme de Valorisation à Grande Échelle des Énergies Renouvelables (SREP)”.

One of these projects is the combined utilisation of river Bani for irrigation but also generation of electricity.  The goal of the project is the construction of the Djenné mini-hydro plant on the river Bani, the principal tributary of the Niger river in Mali. It involves the installation of 7.5 MW of new capacity, the connection of some 8,100 consumers to the grid through the construction of medium- and low-voltage distribution networks and also a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Djenné mini-hydro plant is one of six run-of-river projects with associated distribution grids that Electricité du Mali  is planning to develop as part of a national programme for the development of mini-hydropower and related distribution networks (PDM-HYDRO,  Projet de développement de mini-centrales hydroélectriques et leurs réseaux de distribution associés) with the financing of the African Development Bank.

intec’s engineering services comprise update and review of tender design, elaboration of tender documents, assistance in contract negotiations and site supervision for an estimated project duration of 48 months. 

The kick-off meeting for the owner’s engineer services for the implementation of the small hydropower plant Djenné took place in Bamako, Mali on 25th of June 2019. Present at the kick-of-meeting were from client’s side Mr. Tountou Ballo (Project Coordinator PDM HYDRO) with his commercial and technical team and a numerous intec delegation composed of responsible project management supported by representatives of the junior partner and the local sub-contractor.