European JV getting ready to kick off project seeking to revolutionize Senegal’s power infrastructure

European JV getting ready to kick off project seeking to revolutionize Senegal’s power infrastructure

A UK-Belgium joint venture established last year has begun vessel mobilization for a project in Senegal that is part of a program that aims to revolutionize the country’s power infrastructure and provide sustainable electricity to millions of people.

Source: Screenshot/ Herbosch-Kiere

Under a $200 million contract, UK’s Enshore Subsea and Belgian Herbosch-Kiere are set to deliver onshore and offshore works for two links in Senegal for the Senegal Power Compact program, financed by the U.S.-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Senegalese Government to contribute to the global fight against poverty.

The companies established the integrated Dakar Marine Link joint venture in which both share 50% of the responsibilities.

Herbosch-Kiere’s multipurpose vessel Atlantis arrived at the project site in Dakar with Enshore Subsea’s ENS1600 trencher onboard. Last week, Enshore Subsea reported that the dual-mode trencher is ready to start digging two trenches of 17.5 kilometers each for the 225 kV cable links of the project.

The joint venture manages the full EPCI contract for the project, encompassing both land and submarine works, on behalf of client Millennium Challenge Account Senegal II (MCA-Senegal II).

Eiffage Sénégal is responsible for the onshore civil engineering works near Rive Bel Air, while Eiffage Énergie Systèmes will install the onshore cables.