Addax to complete Sierra Leone biomass power plant by year-end

Issue 264 - 25 Oct 2013 | 4 minute read

AOG subsidiary Addax Bioenergy is close to completing Sierra Leone’s first independent power project, a 32MW plant generating electricity from ethanol. The plant is part of a $300m project launched in 2008 which includes a 10,000ha sugar cane estate to produce 85,000m3/yr of ethanol, mostly for export, and some 120GWh/yr of renewable power (AE 263/8). A minimum of 15MW of surplus power from the ethanol plant will be supplied to the National Power Authority (NPA) grid, representing about 20% of Sierra Leone’s modest generation capacity. Isgec John Thompson is providing the power plant, while Cegelec will build 10km of high-voltage transmission lines. 

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