Chinese contractor CMEC, to build Gourbassi hydroelectric dam on Senegal, Mali border

Gourbassi hydroelectric dam

WEST AFRICA – A Chinese contractor, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has been awarded a contract to build the Gourbassi hydroelectric development project on the Falémé River, on the Senegal-Malian border. According to Africa Energy Portal the US$ 273 million (243 million euros) project is initiated by the Senegal River Basin Development Organization (OMVS). OMVS is a sub-regional organisation bringing together Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea and Mali. The Gourbassi dam is the fifth hydroelectric dam to be built by the Senegal River Basin Development Organization (OMVS). It follows the Manantali and…

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