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Eiffage Energía builds the first wind farm in Senegal

Power News - Published on Tue, 15 Jan 2019

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Eiffage Energía has started the construction of the first wind farm in Senegal in collaboration with Vestas. An advance that represents a milestone in the field of renewable energy for this area, and that is added to other projects that the Eiffage Energy Group has in the African continent. The wind farm (158.7 MW) is located in the northwest of Dakar, approximately 70 km, in the Tivaouane region. Initially it was conceived to be executed in 3 phases with 46 wind turbines of 3.3 MW, although finally it will be executed in a single phase and with 46 wind turbines of 3.45 MW.

Although the works have just begun, the project has been taking shape since a first study in 2012, where the collaboration between Eiffage and Vestas narrowed considerably. This relationship led to the award of the complete BOP (Balance of Plant) package, including civil and electrical works of the Wind Farm, Construction of the lift substation, and the expansion of an existing substation of the National Electricity Company of Senegal.

The Vestas wind turbines that will transform wind energy into electricity in this territory are V126 - 3.45 MW, with a bushing height of 117 m and a rotor diameter of 126. In addition, 25,700 m3 of concrete, 2,200 Tn of steel and 320 km of cable. Likewise, 2 meteorological towers, 46 platforms, 40 km of road and 46 km of ditch will be built.

The works of this new project of energy use will last 18 months. Once completed, it is expected that the wind farm will supply around 150,000 homes settled in a region where most of its inhabitants live on mango crops, cassava, and peanuts.

Being the pioneer company in the construction of wind facilities in Spain and throughout the world, Eiffage Energía, Eiffage Senegal and Eiffage Énergie Transport et Distribution are the three subsidiaries of the Eiffage Group that participate in the installation of this first wind farm in Senegal.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 15 Jan 2019
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