BWSC wins €90m contract to build power plant in Mali

WCN Editorial Team 15 Jun 2017 AFRICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Denmark-based Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has won a contract worth €90m to construct a power plant in Western Mali.

To be located in the city of Kayes, the power plant will feature six Caterpillar 16CM43 medium-speed engines and have a gross capacity of 90MW.

The project is being developed by Redox Power Solutions and will involve a total investment of around €125m.

Under the contract, BWSC will operate and maintain the plant for at least 13 years apart from the construction of the power plant.

Work on the project is expected to be completed in 16 months. Upon completion, the project is expected to increase the power capacity in Mali by 25%.

Initially, BWSC expects to create about 300 construction jobs and later nearly 50 permanent jobs related to the operation and maintenance of the plant.

BWSC CEO Anders Heine Jensen said: “After more than 2 years of intense project development efforts, we are of course very pleased and very proud that this important project has been secured.

“In Mali, less than 30% of the population has access to electricity, and the power supply from the new power plant will be a significant catalyst for growth and development in the country. At BWSC, we are very pleased to be part of and contribute to this positive development for Mali and not least the Malian people.”

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