To meet domestic demand for electricity, the Sudanese oil company has started talks with Monitor Power Systems (MPS) to build a 460 MW thermal power plant. With a planned value of $ 800 million, the plant will also produce LPG and condensate.

Sudan’s state-owned petroleum company (Sudapet) has officially started negotiations with Norwegian company Monitor Power Systems (MPS) over an $ 800 million thermal power plant construction project. The two parties had, five months ago, signed a memorandum of understanding according to which MPS will finance and build the installation which will operate with gas flared on blocks 4 and 6.

The plant, which will have a capacity of 460 MW, will be erected in El Fula, the capital of the state of Western Kordofan. It will also produce 350 tonnes of LPG for local demand for cooking gas and over 3,000 barrels of condensate per day.

The two parties also plan to build a gas pipeline line that will bring the flue gas to the plant.

Sudapet general manager Ayman Aboul-Goukh told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that the project proposal and its design were developed by Sudapet with the participation of a German company. “There are still several conditions that must be met, the most important being funding,” he said.

He also revealed that a study is underway in France to confirm the volume of natural gas reserves on site. It should be completed by the end of the year. The aim is to ensure that the gas supply will continue for more than 20 to 25 years.


Source: Agence Ecofin