Senegal: Tobene IPP commissioned
President Macky Sall on 14 March formally inaugurated the 70MW Tobene independent power project (IPP), developed by Melec PowerGen with funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The plant, developed on a build-own-operate basis, will run initially on heavy fuel oil (HFO) but is designed for easy conversion to gas. IFC spokeswoman Zibu Sibanda told African Energy that gas supply could eventually come from recent discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal and, in the meantime, the country was considering importing LNG to a floating regasification unit.
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