• At the time of the G20 Investment Summit on 30 October 2018 in Berlin, Siemens, Eranove and TSK have signed a Memorandum for working together in the framework of a gas-fired electricity power station in Togo
  • The Eranove group will ensure the development and then the operation of this power station which will at term be operated and managed by Togolese
  • Construction will be ensured by the Spanish company, TSK (EPC)
  • Siemens will supply the turbines and ensure the power plant’s long-term maintenance. This power plant – Kékéli Efficient Power – will be built in Lomé. The two turbines will be able to generate 65 megawatts, covering about 30% of Togo’s current energy needs

Berlin, 31st October 2018 – The parties have chosen the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin as the setting for signing their Memorandum on 30 October relative to the construction of a new gas-fired power plant in Lomé, Togo.

This agreement fits in perfectly with the spirit of the Compact with Africa, an initiative launched in June 2017 at the time of the G20 summit in Hamburg, whose goal is to improve the overall business conditions in Africa (macro-economic, entrepreneurship, financial), in order to boost the socio-economic development of the signatory countries. This initiative is open to all African countries that are keen to sustainably improve their attractiveness for foreign businesses and investors. At present, the movement counts twelve member-countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

Compact with Africa was the scene of the signing of a memorandum by Eranove, the pan-African industrial group, TSK the builder of industrial installations and EPC, and Siemens in the presence of His Excellency Mr Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo, for the development of Kékéli Efficient Power, the country’s first gas-fired combined cycle power plant. It will be located in Lomé.

Eranove, TSK and Siemens are committed to making a great step forwards in the area of environmentally friendly and financially accessible energy production, thus meeting the needs of the Republic of Togo.

Togo does not currently have a gas supply, with the exception of the distribution of gas cylinders for meeting domestic needs and the requirements of other small-scale consumers. The existing electricity generation installations are essentially based on diesel or heavy fuel oil powered engines, with a far lower performance and a non-negligible environmental impact. The arrival of large amounts of gas in Togo will not only benefit electricity generation, but also other industries which will be able to boost their development (chemical, metallurgical, food industries, etc.).

Siemens will play a key role in the implementation of this ambitious project, as it will be supplying the two turbines, one of which is gas-powered (SGT-800), and the other steam-powered (SST-200). They will be able to produce about 65 megawatts, covering around 30% of the current local energy needs. Thanks to its flexible load changes, this power station will contribute to stabilising the grid in Togo, while making it easier to integrate renewables into the grid.

Source: All Africa