The General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG is leading a high-level delegation, including the company’s technical team, to Europe to hold key discussions with Owner’s Engineers and three of its EPC contractors in a bid to accelerate the CLSG project implementation in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
A dispatch from Paris France on Monday, March 26, 2018 says Mr. Mohammed M. Sherif and delegation including the Director of the Project Implementation Unit, Mr. Etienne Bailly, Engineering Coordinator, Mr. Erick Achi, Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist, Mr. Mohamed Keita and Administrative Assistant, Laetitia Kissy, kicked off discussions with top management teams of the EPC contractors, BOUYGUES ENERGIES ET SERVICES and ELECNOR EFFIAGE, to seek contractors’ commitment to meet deadline.
BOUYGUES is responsible for the construction of Lot 1, financed under the African Development Bank grants and loans to the Governments of Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea. The line segment is a 225kv transmission line from Man in Cote d’Ivoire, to Yekepa in Liberia and to Nzerekore in Guinea. ELECNOR is responsible for Lot 2, financed under the World Bank Loans and Grant to Liberia. This line segment is coming from Yekepa through to Buchanan in Liberia.
The delegation will make a stop in Brussels where they will meet with officials of TRACTEBEL Belgium, the Owner’s Engineer responsible for the supervision of the EPC contractors under the CLSG project. In the meeting, the General Manager will push TRACTEBEL to beef up its activities to make sure the project is delivered on time.
While pushing for the speedy implementation of the CLSG project in a one-stop shop decision making framework, the General Manager is also expected to assure the executives of TRACTEBEL Belgium of his company’s unflinching commitment towards an effective implementation of the CLSG project.
The Transco CLSG project (which bears the initials of the 4 countries hosting the high-voltage line) aims to consolidate the West African sub-region’s electric power market.
The electrification of this vast zone partially covered with tropical forest is expected to benefit around 24 million citizens living in the several hundred communities along the line. It is a key project for the countries and people involved, and should enable schools, health centers and thousands of small businesses, craftsmen etc to have access to a power supply.