Lekela saw its first turbine delivered to the 158.7-MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) wind farm in Senegal. The project, which is comprised of 46 turbines, is managed by Lekela.
“This is an incredibly exciting moment for Lekela, and for PETN. From a project that was just an idea a few years ago, we now see it quickly becoming a reality. It won’t be long until PETN will be providing power for over 2 million people in Senegal,” Lekela’s Managing Director, Massaer Cissé stated.
The delivery of the turbine was met with a ceremony at the Port of Dakar attended by Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé, Minister of Oil and Energy, Tulinabo S. Mushingi and George Hodgson, Ambassadors of the US and the UK respectively, Pape Mademba Bitèye, CEO of Senelec, the national public energy supplier, Aboubacar Sadikh Beye, CEO of the Autonomous Port of Dakar, a delegation of the World Bank, and by Massaer Cissé, General Manager of Lekela Senegal.
First commissioning of the first phase of the project is expected to take place towards the end of 2019.