Kepco Sendou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Kepco Sendou power station was a proposed 250-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Sendou, Senegal.

Senelec led by Nykomb Synergetics has also proposed a power station for Sendou, the Sendou power station.


The map below shows the location of Sendou. The plant is proposed to be located 30 km (19 miles) west of the Senegalese capital Dakar at Bargny Sendou.

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In January 2012 Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) announced an accord with Senegal for a 250 MW coal-fired power station at a cost of US$582.52 million. Under the agreement, KEPCO and the Korean Development Bank will entirely finance the building of the plant but in return will have the right to sell its energy output back to Senegal.[1][2] Operation is planned for 2017.[3]

Since the agreement was signed, KEPCO has said that it is abandoning most of its international projects, including the one in Senegal. The government says it is looking for a new partner to pick up where KEPCO left off.[2]

An August 2016 report on the 125 MW Sendou power station said the 250 MW KEPCO project had been called off.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kepco
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Sendou, Bagny, Senegal
  • Coordinates: 14.689064, -17.217628 (Sendou, Bagny, Senegal)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 250 MW (Units 1-2: 125 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: KEPCO and the Korean Development Bank

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