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.

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

The following is a number of projects that are currently being undertaken by NAWEC for both electricity and water in the Greater Banjul Area and the Provinces.

1.  Kotu Ring Rural water Supply Project

The scope includes the drilling of five boreholes with 250 mm diameter stainless steel screen including related superstructure works and 2 observation boreholes. It also includes the Laying of the transmission and distribution pipes connecting the boreholes to the Sukuta Water Treatment (SWT) Plant and the construction of a low level water reservoir at SWT Plant. GOG will be required to contribute US$ 998,000.00 (approx. D27 million) toward the implementation of the Project. This project will be commission in 2014.

2.  Gunjur Water Supply Project

The total project is cost is US$ 4.7 million and NAWEC is required to contribute 12% of the cost (i.e., US$ 564,000.00). The project consist of three drilled boreholes and all the associated civil works; the laying of water networks; construction of a 100m3 capacity water treatment plant and the construction of a 500m3 Elevated water tank. This project will be commission in 2014.

3.    GBA Electrification Rehabilitation of the MV and LV Network

This is a US$22million Refurbishment, Rehabilitation and Expansion of the electricity network in the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) funded by a loan from the Economic and Social Development Bank of Venezuela (BANDES). The first phase of this project is already commission and the second phase is expected to be commission 2014.

4.    Rural Electrification Extension Project

NAWEC/Government of The Gambia submitted a request and obtained from the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) funding through the India Line of Credit for the extension of the first phase of the Rural Electrification Program. The project is financed at the tune of US$20 million. The total project cost is US$20 million and NAWEC is required to make counter-part contribution of about US$1 million towards the project.

This project will provide additional generating sets and T&D facilities. Consultant and contractor are recruited and works has started.

5.    ADDITIONAL 20MW GENERATION CAPACITY – Brikama (II)

The initial scope of the Brikama Power Project was for 30MW. However, due to funding constraints at the time the scope was reduced to the current capacity of 9MW. This additional 20MW, phase two of the project is an extension of the same power plant at the Brikama site. Loan and Leases (US$25.22Million) ie  (Loan – US$7.76million and  Lease  US$17.46million). The consultant was recruited and that the recruitment of the contractor will is expected to be completed in 2014 for works to start.

6.    ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESS EXPANSION PROJECT (EDAEP)

NAWEC in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance has secured funding from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) to the tune of US$ 6 million to finance a new transmission line from the Brikama Power station through Mandinary to the Buffer Zone and Ebo-Town. The purpose of the transmission line is to help evacuate additional capacity of up to 20MW at the Brikama Power Station. It will also reduce the overloading that currently exists in the network hence increasing stability and flexibility.  Contract has been recruited and works has started.

7.    ECOWAS emergency operations support to NAWEC

Government of The Gambia and ECOWAS signed a grand to tune of US$ 31.9 million for an  Emergency support the operations expenses of the power plants; eg HFO, LUBRICANTS AND SPARES PARTS. The implementation of this projects has started.

8.    Kotu Power Station expansion project (11MW) - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

This project is funded by BADEA & OFID at the tune $22.32Million with BADEA funding $9 million. The scope of works includes Design Review, Material Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning of an 11MW Engines at KPS.

The procurement process has started.

 

 

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