Albatros Energy Mali S.A (AEM) independent power project is a 90 megawatt (MW) heavy fuel oil thermal power station built in Kayes, western Mali. It is Mali’s first IPP to feed into the national grid. The power station consists of 6 Caterpillar diesel reciprocating engines. The project achieved financial close in June 2017. Construction commenced in July 2017, and was commissioned in October 31st 2018, ahead of schedule.
It is providing a much needed sustainable energy source allowing an increased access to electricity for Mali’s citizens and enabling industries to grow.
We are excited to work together with our stakeholders in making a beneficial contribution to Mali’s power sector and supporting the Government in its sustainable development and energy poverty reduction efforts.
MW installed capacity
MONTHS construction period
€ millions investment
The thermal power station has been built in a record time of 15,5 month, and started commercial operations on November 1st, 2018.