The management of TRANSCO CLSG is convening project kick off meetings with the Owner’s Engineer and EPC contractors in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia respectively, to discuss in detail the scope of the CLSG project and its implementation.
TRANSCO CLSG General Manager Mohammed M. Sherif is leading a senior level delegation to these meetings which started Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the Sierra Leonean capital with all relevant stakeholders including the Owner’s Engineer (TRATABEL Belgium) and officials of the Sierra Leone Electricity Generation and Transmission Company, present. The delegation arrived in Freetown on Monday, January 23, 2017.
The purpose of the ensuing kickoff meetings is to formally notify all team members, clients, and stakeholders that the CLSG interconnection project has begun and to make sure everyone has a common understanding of the project and their roles.
“Our people are waiting to see the reliable and affordable electricity in their homes and communities. This will spur economic growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well in Ivory Coast,” said the General Manager Mohammed Sherif.
The Kick-off meetings are being held In Freetown at TRANSCO CLSG Country office. The meetings continue Thursday, January 26, 2017 with JOYTI STRUCTURES LTD for the Transmission Line Lot 3, funded by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. On Friday, January 27, 2017, TRANSCO CLSG management will hold kickoff meeting with the KALPATARU for the Transmission line Lot 4 (funded by the WB-EIB 04).
The Kickoff Meeting is the first meeting with the project team including the Owner’s engineer Phase 2. Project kickoff meetings can sometime be a challenge, especially when a group of people have never worked together before. However, the first day of the TRANSCO CLSG kickoff meeting in Freetown, was characterized by a spirit of cooperation with a sustained look into the future of the project.
TRANSCO CLSG and other key stakeholders around the table including the Owner’s Engineer were assuring as they pledged to work with the EPC contractors to ensure the physical construction phase is started and completed on time.
The delegation travel to Liberia for another round of kick off meetings with the National Contracting Company (NCC) for Transmission line Lot 2 on Monday, January 30, 2017 and concludes the kick off meetings on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with JV ELECNOR EIFFAGE for transmission line Lot 1.