Gallen Cement power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Gallen Cement power station is a 30-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Dakar Region, Senegal.[1]


The map below shows the likely location of the power station in Dakar Region, Senegal.

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Dangote Cement appears to operate a 30 MW coal-fired power station.

In March 2014, an article highlighted how establishing a cement and coal-fired power plant in Pout, Senegal, in the heart of the Niayes ecological zone, is an ecological disaster.[2]

In September 2016, Dangote Cement generally turned to locally-mined coal to power some of its plants in a bid to end disruptions caused by gas shortages and lower its production costs.[3][4]

In 2018, Dangote provided 5.5 GWh of power to SENELEC's interconnected network, and in 2019, 7.3 GWh. Is is unclear if some or all of the power was from coal.[5]

A 2019 investigation by Nigeria’s International Centre for Investigative Reporting found that Dangote is prospering in its coal mining activity at the detriment of host communities.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Dangote Industries Ltd
  • Parent company: Dangote Group
  • Location: Dakar Region, Senegal
  • Coordinates: 14.796229, -17.039687
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 30 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 30 MW (start-up in 2011)

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