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Mauritania/Senegal: Interconnection tender

The governments of Mauritania and Senegal are seeking expressions of interest for the construction of a 225kV transmission line between Nouakchott and Tobène, upgrading the connection between the two countries’ power grids. There are plans for Mauritania to export 125MW to Senegal from 2017. The line will be capable of carrying up to 250MW, to allow for future expansion. According to the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Senelec charges the highest tariffs in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, and relies on significant government subsidies, of E180m ($240m) in 2012 and E120m in 2013.

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