OMVG - Inauguration of the Boké substation, Guinea

An important milestone was celebrated on September 3rd, 2022 in the energy supply project of the "Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Gambie" (OMVG). The newly built substation, which connects the Kaléta hydroelectric power station in Guinea to the Saltinho substation in Guinea-Bissau with two 225 kV branch lines, was inaugurated in Boké, Guinea. The Boké region is also supplied with electricity via six 33 kV branches. GAUFF Engineering has represented the client OMVG in this groundbreaking project since 2015. OMVG is a transnational organization of the West African states of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau, which aims to use the natural resources of the Gambia river together.

Numerous representatives of ministries and state institutions from the OMVG member countries, the OMVG High Commissioner and his project management unit (PMU), representatives of the regional administration, as well as international financiers, participating construction companies and dignitaries from Boké attended the inauguration.

The Boké substation is an important component of the overall project, in which the four member states are to be supplied with electricity from hydropower via a newly built 225kV network. A total of 582 kilometers of 225 kV lines were awarded and built in three lots as part of the energy project in Guinea. The overall project is scheduled to be completed and commissioned in early to mid-2023.

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