TRANSCO CLSG is holding discussions with the CIE, an Ivorian company responsible for Operation and Maintenance services of the CLSG transmission line and substations in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia to agree a contract extension of its services beyond August 2021.
TRANSCO CLSG signed a temporary Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract with the Ivorian Electricity Company (COMPAGNIE IVOIRIENNE D’ELECTRICITE) as an operator, covering the transmission line section from Man to Monrovia while the tender process to recruit the permanent O&M operator remains on course.
The contract with the CIE became effective on November 10, 2020 (signed on October 7, 2020). The O&M personnel were immediately deployed on CLSG sites following a joint assessment of the works on the sites.
TRANSCO CLSG management is now negotiating with the CIE to extend their assignment that will cover the line section from Monrovia to Bumbuna in Sierra Leone. This will enable TRANSCO CLSG to estimate load flows based upon firm commitments by the beneficiary countries.
TRANSCO CLSG has plan to conclude negotiations with CIE in this regard.