PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NAWEC informs the general public that the current electricity situation in the GBA is as a result of some maintenance being carried out on two engines in both Brikama and Kotu Power stations since on Monday 4th September, 2017. This has made it extremely difficult for NAWEC to distribute normal supply to all customers at the same time thus stretching the load shedding rooster. Consequently, it has led to the low pressure or lack of water being experienced in the water supply system. NAWEC assures its esteemed customers that extra efforts will be made to keep the rest of the generators available during the period in order to minimize the load shedding as a result of the absence of the engines. NAWEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and promises to restore normal supply as soon as works on the engines are completed. Thank you.

1.    Billing and Accounting Software System

An IDB grant of $364, 000 for the procurement of a billing and accounting software system, was provided to NAWEC through the Government of The Gambia. Inova-SI was contracted to implement the project which was commissioned in 2012. NAWEC made a counterpart contribution of $72, 000.


The rehabilitation and refurbishment of the DANIDA slow speed engine at the KPS was completed in 2011. NAWEC in collaboration with their insurers, Gamstar Insurance Company limited have spent over € 1.5 million to rehabilitate and refurbish the 6MW generator. This has significantly added to the generating capacity and above all improved system stability at the Kotu Power Station.

3.    Brikama Power Supply Project – IDB Financed (WARTSILA)- PHASE II

An EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract of €11.5 million was signed with WÄRTSILÄ of Finland for the design, supply and installation, and commissioning of 9MWe power plant in Brikama. , following the granting of ‘No-Objection’ by the Islamic Development Bank. Due to the unavailability of sufficient funds, the scope of supply and works was revised and an engine of 9MW, with all the necessary auxiliaries and ancillaries, was agreed at a cost of €11.5 million. The project was commissioned in 2011 and that he second phase is expected to start soon.

4.    Highway and Street Lighting Project

This project was financed by the OPEC fund to the tune of US$4 million for the provision of highway and street lighting. The project is commissioned and in full operation. However, due to an increase in the scope of the works, additional funding of US$ 554,428.81 (approx. D15.1 million) was provided by Government and NAWEC to complete the works.


5.    Electrification of the Western Region

The objective of this project is to provide electricity supply to the Western Region of   The Gambia. The project is funded to the tune of USD5 million by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (an off-shoot of the IsDB). The funds are mainly for the procurement of materials such as cables and poles.


6.    GOTG/NAWEC Brikama Power Station Project

The Government of The Gambia made an acquisition of two 6.4MW Deutz generators for the Western Region Electrification Project. The two Gen-sets were since installed at a tune of Euro 1.84million.

7.    Greater Banjul Water Supply Project

This project was commissioned in 2009. It was funded through a grant of EUR17.5 by the Dutch Government and a commercial loan of EUR16.2 million by the ING Bank.

8.    Bijilo Electricity Substation Construction


This project was financed by NAWEC to the tune of US$1.2 million and it has already been installed and commissioned in March 2009. 

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