Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) on Thursday signed a contract on securing a new generator with a capacity of 8.9 megawatts from global electricity giant Wartsila in order to boost the country’s struggling power supply.
“We are gathered to sign an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract of replacement of an 8.9 MW generator at the Brikama II power plant. This will in no small measure boost our generating capacity in the very short term,” said NAWEC managing director Baba Fatajo.
He noted that the project will be completed between six to eight months and it is part of the World Bank-funded project dubbed Gambia Energy Support Project (GESP) being implemented by NAWEC.
Fatajo said the project is being implemented at a tune of 2 million euros. Once it is completed, they will be availed of a brand new Wartsila engine.
Ousseynou Ndiaye, general manager of sales and marketing for Wartsila West Africa, said the move enlarges his organization’s footprint as they continue to be more global.
The Gambian electricity company has long been crying for help in order to meet the demands of its consumers due to poor state of in use generators. The deal will take about seven months before the new machine will be operational for NAWEC. Enditem