Mboro power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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


The map below shows the region of Thies, but not the exact location of the Sendou power station.

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In August 2013, power and water utility Senelec (Société Nationale d'Electricité du Sénégal) signed an agreement with Africa Energy to build a 300 MW coal and gas power plant in Mboro, Thies Region, Senegal. The project funding of US$360 million was "almost completed" and the plant was planned for operation in 2016.[1]

In 2014, it was reported that a 250 MW power station in Mboro was planned to come online in 2017.[2]

In March 2015, the project was in the news for its lack of progress and concerns about transparency.[3]

An October 2020 article noted the project had been cancelled in light of land disputes and financial difficulties encountered by the chemical industries of Senegal related to the company.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Africa Energy
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Mboro, Thies Region, Senegal
  • Coordinates: 14.766667, -16.9 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 250 MW
  • Type:
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