THE PROJECT

medium speed cat16cm43 engines

MW installed capacity

months construction period

€ millions investment

Albatros Energy Mali SA is the project company that owns, has built and is operating the 90 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kayes, Mali. It is the first independent power project (IPP) in Mali.

The power plant, which is composed of six (6) medium speed, highly efficient, 15 MW CAT16CM43 engines, is producing a guaranteed minimum of 578 GWH of electricity per year while respecting the latest international environmental guidelines. The power plant is operating on a base load basis, increasing significantly Mali’s total installed production capacity along with providing a constant supply of much needed reliable electricity.

Albatros Energy Mali SA has contracted with the leading Danish power plant construction company Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) to build what is Mali’s largest and most efficient thermal power plant. The project has been a fast track one with a 15,5 months construction period from commencement date (5th July 2017) to the last day of construction (15th October 2018).

  • First IPP in Mali. Proven to be ground breaking for other energy projects in Mali and vital for the development of the renewable sector, which needs base load for stabilising the grid.
  • The first Islamic financing (Ijara) for a private project in a francophone and sub-Saharan African jurisdiction governed by French Law in combination with conventional financing. Financed by a currency mix of Euros and FCFA.
  • First IPP in Francophone Africa where the debt service reserve account is guaranteed by a partial guarantee provided by GuarantCo.

The Power plant is located at 12 km from the city of Kayes, in the village of Medine, less than 100km from the Senegalese border.

90 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kayes, Mali.

The Albatros Energy base-load power plant is based on six (6) units of four-stroke medium speed diesel engines, type 16CM43. The engines are of the well-known family of medium- speed diesel engines designed and supplied by Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG, which has a long-standing experience in providing diesel engines for reliable base-load operation.

The selected engines are providing dependable power production and high availability ensuring optimal plant performance.

Since the inception of the its 90MW power plant project in Kayes, Albatros Energy Mali has always considered the respect of the environment as one of the pillars of its development strategy.

Albatros expects its employees, subcontractors and suppliers to upholding the highest environmental standards and pay a particular attention to several guidelines.

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