THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COAL PLANT IN SALKADAMNA
Project manager: Ministry of Energy/ (CMEN. SA) Niger Mining and Energy Company.
Estimated cost (USD): USD 900 million
Estimated cost (FCFA): FCFA 450 billion
The project for the creation of a coal plant is part of the Niger government’s energy policy to increase the country’s energy capacity, to achieve energy autonomy.
The first stage of the project aims to improve the Nigerien population’s limited access to modern energy sources and to respond to growing energy demands, projected to be 2165 GWH and 6434 GWH in 2030, versus 1557 GWH in 2015.
The Salkadamna mine has an annual production capacity of 1.1 million tons of coal (lignite), with current reserves estimated at 69 million tons.
The energy produced by the thermal plant will be 200 MW in four units of 50 MW and transmission will be ensured by a 330 KV line over the 400 KM that separate Salkadamna and Niamey, with an additional line covering the 200 KM distance between Salkadamna – Tahoua – Malbaza.
A second phase will focus on manufacturing coal mineral briquettes for domestic use, as wood substitute, to reduce deforestation.
Increase electric power capacity to meet the demands of the Nigerien population;
Export power to Niger’s neighbouring countries, through the WAP;
Increase national energy production to reduce dependence on external sources;
Household use of briquettes as a wood substitute;
CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Project Design: State / Partner
Funding: State / Partner
Implementation: State / Partner
Operations: State / Partner
Risk sharing: State / Partner