Abidjan, Thursday, November 17, 2016 – The Global engineering and consulting firm, Tractebel Engineering Belgium has been awarded a contract by TRANSCO CLSG, a regional transmission company established by an international Treaty to build a 1,303km of transmission line from Cote d’Ivoire linking Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Mr. Mohammed M. Sherif, General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG, today signed a three years’ contract with the Tractebel Engineering Belgium, in association with Mott MacDonald and IRAF to serve as the Owner’s Engineer for the supervision of the construction and guarantee period (Phase 2) of the CLSG interconnection project.
In signing the milestone contract to formally launch the construction phase of the CLSG project, Mr. Sherif urged the Owner’s Engineer to ensure the acceleration of the project as millions of citizens in the countries that constitute the CLSG – Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are eager to receive electricity in their respective rural and urban communities.
The signing ceremony was held at the TRANSCO CLSG headquarters in Abidjan. TRANSCO CLSG senior executives including the Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Jigba Yilla, the Director of the Project Implementation Unit, Mr. Etienne Bailly and the Senior Procurement and Contracts Management Specialist, Mr. Mohamed Keita witnessed the ceremony.
Tractebel Engineering Belgium is a global engineering consultancy company with more than 150 years of expertise in energy, water and infrastructure projects. The Owner’s Engineer was hired by TRANSCO CLSG following a rigorous bidding process which lasted for months of comprehensive evaluation.
Meanwhile, negotiation for the transmission line contract for Lot 2 (Buchanan to Mano via Monrovia) is nearing completion. Already, negotiation has been concluded on the transmission line Lot 1 (Yekepa to Buchanan).
The signing of the Owner’s Engineer Phase 2 contract is a milestone for the CLSG project.