Mboro power station
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.
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.
In 2014, it was reported that a 250 MW power station in Mboro was planned to come online in 2017.
In March 2015, the project was in the news for its lack of progress and concerns about transparency.
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.
- Sponsor: Africa Energy
- Parent company:
- Location: Mboro, Thies Region, Senegal
- Coordinates: 14.766667, -16.9 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 250 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
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Articles and resources
- "Senegal will build a 300 MW gas and coal power plant by 2016," Korea Energy News, August 22, 2013
- "Senegal targets 70 pct increase in power capacity in 3 years," Reuters Africa, November 11, 2014
- "Senegal's Dakar out of the dark," Theafricareport.com, June 29, 2015
- "Sénégal : WAE et Thialis signent un accord pour la construction d’une centrale de 300 MW," Agence Ecofin, October 2, 2020