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Isolux Corsan is rolling out several energy projects in seven African countries: Angola, Algeria, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mauritania and Mozambique
The EUR34.6m Gabon project includes the installation of 20Km of 225 kV power lines and the construction of a 20/20 kV substation transformer.
Isolux Corsan will be widening its footprint on the African continent, where it runs power projects in seven countries, having just won a new contract from the government of Gabon to electrify 33 rural villages in the north-east of the country, in the provinces of Estuaire and Moyen-Ogooue.
The project will require a capital outlay of EUR34.6mn Isolux Corsan must complete it within 30 months. It will install 200km of 20 kV power lines, of which 140km will run between Kango and Lambarene and the other 60km between Bifoun and Ndjole. As part of the project, it will also build a 225/20 KV substation transformer in Bifoun.
This operation will supply power to over 10,000 villagers in rural areas that currently have no access to electricity. It forms part of the Gabonese government’s modernisation plan to encourage economic development in the country and improve the quality of life for its citizens.
At present, the electricity access rate in Gabon is roughly 60 per cent, with power reaching 80 per cent of the urban environments and 35 per cent of the rural areas. The government aims to guarantee 100 per cent coverage by 2020.
The agreement between the Gabon government and Isolux Corsan to implement this rural electrification project was signed by the minister of Energy & Hydraulic Resources, Regis Immongault, and the Isolux Corsan representative in the African continent, Jose Augusto Anes, in the presence of the prime minister and head of government, Paul Biyoghe Mba.