Extensive progress made in CLSG project implementation

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From the construction of concrete foundations for the high voltage transmission Line towers to bush clearings and soil testing across Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, extensive progress has been made in the implementation of the CLSG interconnection project.

The construction of concrete foundations for transmission line towers and subsequent erection of the double circuit high tension transmission line towers is underway in Sierra Leone. The civil work is being carried by EPC Contractor, KALPATARU.  SEE PHOTOS

The power tower is a tall structure, usually a steel lattice tower, used to support an overhead power line. This is a key milestone for the CLSG Project.

EPC Contractor, NATIONAL CONTRACTING COMPANY LTD (NCC) is also carrying out another positive development in the CLSG project implementation from Buchanan to Mano in Liberia. The first lot of 26 containers (104 drums) has been cleared from the port and transported to its Cotton Tree construction site and readied for construction activities. SEE PHOTOS

The soil investigation team has commenced phase one of the pit excavation trials and SPT works. The Standard Penetration Test (SPT) is an in-situ test that is useful in site exploration and foundation design. It also helps in site investigation, which is the process of collecting information, assessment of the data and reporting potential hazards beneath a site which are unknown.

Also, following the payment of compensations of the project affected persons in Buchanan, Liberia on March 5, 2018, the General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG has announced the handover of a project site to the EPC Contractor, JV EIFFAGE/ELECNOR. The site is the first section of the 40 km of the corridor in Grand Bassa county.

In a letter to the company’s Managing Director, François CHRISTIEN, Mr. Mohammed Sherif said the handover of the site follows the revised compensation strategy. “We look forward to a timely completion of the works consistent with the high expectation of all beneficiaries. I thank you for your usual corporation,” the General Manager said.

In response, the EPC contractor thanked TRANSCO CLSG for the milestone handover of the first section of the 40km corridor to UTE ELECNOR/EIFFAGE. The company has already begun clearing the bush within this corridor.

ELECNOR EFFIAGE said it is looking forward to liaising with TRANSCO CLSG in the supervision of this major activity on the ground.

Within the framework of the EPC Contracts, several Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for conductors, earth wires and transmission towers have been conducted by TRANSCO CLSG along side the relevant EPC contractors and the Owner’s Engineer TRACTEBEL Engineering SA to ensure compliance.


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