Sun shines on solar in Senegal

Two projects will have a total capacity of 60MW and are part of the Scaling Solar initiative

BP ‘eyes oil and gas field off coast of Senegal’

BP is reportedly eyeing an oil and gas investment off the coast of Senegal. Reuters suggests the energy giant is in talks with exploration firm Cairn Energy, which is looking to sell a 30% stake in its deepwater SNE field, said to be valued at around $600 million (£453m). BP has said it would be […]

BP announces ‘major’ gas find offshore Senegal

BP and its joint venture partner Kosmos Energy have announced a “major” gas discovery offshore Senegal. The Yakaar-1 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of around 4,700 metres in the Cayar Offshore Profond block by the Atwood Achiever drillship. Kosmos estimates the area to have around 15 trillion cubic feet of gas, in […]

Senegal’s new plant to power 100k homes

Senegal has unveiled a new power station to provide power to 100,000 people. Cap des Biches is a dual-fuel 53MW power plant which uses combined cycle technology to maximise efficiency and minimise costs. Once operational it will help to keep up with the country’s 5% – 8% annual growth in electricity demand, which is currently a major development constraint. According to IFC, a member of the World Bank […]

Senegal to gain 96MW electricity boost

A 96MW oil power plant funded by the World Bank is being built in Senegal. Tobene Power, an independent electricity producer, owns the plant which is expected to open in early 2016. The World Bank has provided a €90million (£63m) debt financing package as well as a €28.5million (£21m) loan. The project has the capacity […]

UK-based firm finds oil offshore Senegal

An exploration company based in Edinburgh has announced the discovery of oil off Senegal in West Africa. Cairn Energy and its joint venture partners found 29 metres of net oil bearing reservoir at the FAN-1 well, located around 100 kilometres off the coastline and in 1,427 metres depth. The company said it would now continue […]

World Bank finances 96MW power plant in Senegal

A 96MW project that will provide power to more than one and a half million residents in Senegal is being backed by the World Bank. It is providing financial help worth more than $133 million (£79m) for the Tobene Independent Power Project – an oil-fired thermal power plant – in Taiba Ndiaye. Makhtar Diop, Vice […]