Senegal: Eiffage Energia begins construction on 158.7MW wind farm

By Mandisa Nduli, Editor

French energy company, Eiffage Energia on Thursday announced that construction has begun on a 158.7MW wind farm located northwest of Dakar, approximately 70km in the Tivaouane Region of Senegal.

The project will be executed in a single phase consisting of 46 pieces of V126 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.45MW each. Construction is estimated to take 18 months.

Once complete, the wind farm will supply power to about 150,000 local households.

“Projects like this consolidate the international presence of Eiffage Energia in the field of renewable energy and from an expertise that makes us leaders in wind energy projects,” the company said.

The wind farm project is in collaboration with the Danish energy solutions company, Vestas Wind Systems.