The Gambia, Guinea and Mali have launched a call for tenders for the development of rural electrification infrastructure. A total of 4,961 km of medium-voltage lines, 3,609 km of low-voltage lines and 718 transformer stations will be installed to connect 147,000 households.
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Mali have launched a joint call for tenders for the design, supply and installation of electrification infrastructure in their villages. The project is divided into three lots in each country.
In The Gambia, the contract covers the installation of 496 km of medium voltage 33/30 kV lines, 1,200 km of low voltage 415 V lines, 316 three-phase 33/30 kV/415 V distribution substations and the installation of connection equipment to serve 52,000 low-voltage households as well as some large customers. The chosen company will have 24 months to complete the contract.
Guinea Bissau, for its part, wants to install 1,716 km of 30-kV three-phase medium-voltage lines, 74 km of 17.32 kV single-phase medium-voltage lines and 931 km of low-voltage lines.
149 three-phase and 77 single-phase distribution substations are also planned, as well as the installation of terminal connection equipment for 35,000 low-voltage households. The various works will also be completed in two years.
Finally, in Mali, 2,583 km of three-phase medium-voltage lines, 92 km of single-phase medium-voltage lines and 1,478 km of low-voltage lines will be built.
The package also includes the installation of 484 three-phase distribution substations, 176 single-phase distribution substations and the terminals for connecting 70,000 households to low-voltage lines. The project will be implemented in 30 months.
Companies interested in this international call for tenders have until 25 January 2021 to submit their proposals. The implementation of these various projects falls within the framework of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project.
Gwladys Johnson Akinocho