Efacec wins international contract to build power plants in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea BissauThe new power plant is aimed at enhancing power generation capacities in Guinea-Bissau to meet the growing demand of electricity in the country. (Image source: BrotherMagneto/Flickr)The leading Portuguese energy and power solutions provider Efacec has received an international contract worth US$11.14mn for the construction of two power substations in Bor, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, in order to double the electrical capacity of Bissau

The international public tender was promoted by the Guinea-Bissau’s public sector company Eletricidade e Aguas da Guine-Bissau (EAGB).

In addition to build the two substations, the contract also includes the construction of a 6.2km-long line to link the new thermal power station.

Efacec announced that its role in building the new infrastructure will be a key step in making Bissau’s electrification double than the currently installed electricity output, with providing electricity to a large number of population in the country.

The construction of the new power stations are expected to improve the living standard of the citizens, thereby making a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of west Africa’s tropical country.

The two substations, with 30 by 10kV capacity, to be built in Bor and Bra regions, and the energy evacuation system, with a 63kV capacity, are a precondition for the execution of the second module from Bissau’s electrical project that includes the construction of a power plant with a 100MW capacity at Bor.

Efacec produces products for power transmission and distribution, such as adapters, service, high and medium voltage switchgear and automation gear for the energy, environmental, industry and railway sectors.

With footprints in international markets as Spain, Central Europe, the US, Latin America, Brazil, Maghreb, southern Africa and India, Efacec also develops solution for electrical mobility like energy charging system.

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