TRANSCO CLSG Holds Kickoff Meeting with KEC International Ltd

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Abidjan, CI, Thursday, August 23, 2018: The Management of TRANSCO CLSG, along with its Owner’s Engineer, TRACTEBEL is holding a one-day kickoff meeting in Abidjan with the EPC contract KEC INTERNATIONAL LTD for the launch of the construction phase for the 225 kV Substations of Man (Cote d’Ivoire), N’Zerekore (Guinea), Yiben and Kamakwie (Sierra Leone).

The African Development Bank (AfBD) is funding the substations project for the Man (Cote d’Ivoire), Nzerekore (Guinea) and Kamakwie (Sierra Leone) while the World Bank is funding the substation project in Yiben (Sierra Leone).

The meeting will discuss a wide range of issues including project implementation, main challenges and strategies, risks and mitigation measures and detail scope of the project including the mobilization and deployment of key experts (key project staff, including HSE teams & Topographic); mobilization in countries and on the project site, strategy, planning, staff, equipment and rental of the main office and other offices on site.


The meeting will also discuss the overall Project Management Strategy including the consolidation of RAP data, preparation of the HSE / ESMP document, success factors and critical points and tool for measuring the progress of works as well as billing Monitoring Tool and payments. The Frequency, location and participants in meetings considering interfaces and eventual coordination with others contractors and tax clearance issues.

TRANSCO CLSG recently awarded the four substations contract to the KEC INTERNATIONAL LTD, which India’s second largest manufacturer of electric power transmission towers and one of the largest Power Transmission Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) companies in the world.

The signing ceremony took place today in Freetown, Sierra Leone on the side line of the first Bi-Annual Coordination meeting with EPC contractors who are implementing the CLSG interconnection project.

KEC International Limited, the flagship company of RPG Group is a global infrastructure Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) major. It has presence in the verticals of Power Transmission & Distribution, Cables, Railways, Civil and Renewables. The Company has powered infrastructure development in 63 countries across Africa, Americas, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia.


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