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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Zagtouli photovoltaic plant, phase 2 (17 MWc) – Technical assistance and support with procurement (2019-2020)
The overall objective of the second phase of the project to build the Zagtouli 17 MWc photovoltaic solar plant is to help develop the generation of cost-effective renewable electricity in Burkina Faso. This project is taking place under an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) turnkey contract, and will bring the capacity of the Zagtouli plant to 50 MWc.
In the framework of this contract, SOFRECO is providing technical assistance and procurement support to the project promoter, SONABEL, Burkina Faso’s national electricity company, from the review of the studies through to the contractual arrangements with the Constructor.
French Development Agency
Pre-feasibility study for the development of the science and engineering complex of the University of Nairobi (2019-2020)
This pre-feasibility study aims to support the University of Nairobi to develop its science and engineering complex. It must formulate its future directions, which will be fine-tuned by a feasibility study. At this stage, the study includes a general diagnosis of the demand for competences on the labour market and of those existing, and a forecast of future competences in specific fields. It also includes a roadmap for the establishment of the complex, covering infrastructures, equipment, human resources and the training to be delivered.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to the contracting authority under the Programme for investment in Gabon’s basic education sector (PISE), construction of 13 schools (2019-2022)
- Support to manage and monitor the planning, identify new sites, and manage the overall financial envelope;
- Monitoring of the preparation of the construction programme;
- Follow-up, control and administrative, technical and budgetary monitoring of the works;
- Assistance with the provisional and final acceptance;
- Procurement of equipment;
- Commissioning of the infrastructure and maintenance equipment.
Technical assistance for the regulatory review, monitoring of inspections, and integration of systems to monitor the compliance and performance of mining operators in Togo (2019-2021)
When licences are granted to mining companies, monitoring and regular controls must be carried out on-site to reduce the adverse effects of mining activities that are behind numerous environmental, social and economic impacts. The structural capacity constraints of the Togolese mining administration, and often the lack of resources, continue to hinder the regular control and more efficient supervision of mining operations. The lack of regular control most often results in mining activities’ non-compliance with the regulations, which in turn do not always take account of the reality on the ground. This has multiple social and environmental implications and leads to a loss of income for the State in terms of fees and other taxes.
To tackle this problem, regular visits need to be made to the different mines and quarries.
The objective of this technical assistance is therefore to support the DGMG carrying out mining control operations and environmental inspections on a quarterly basis.
Inter-American Development Bank
Technical assistance to the Belize Shrimp Cluster for a biosecurity risk assessment and Biosecurity Aquaculture Zone Management Plan (BAZMP), and related capacity building (2019-2020)
The main objective of this consultancy is to develop a Biosecurity Aquaculture Zone Management Plan (BAZMP) for Belizean shrimp growers and other key industry players, by first conducting a Biosecurity Risk Assessment to identify disease risks and gaps in biosecurity measures. The consultancy will also provide technical assistance to improve pathogen monitoring and surveillance, including a system/methodology for monitoring data collection and epidemiological data analysis, along with relevant staff training and recommendations for legislative changes.
French Development Agency
Feasibility study on a windfarm investment with wind measurements (2019-2020)
Feasibility study on a windfarm investment in Cuba. This technical, economic and legal feasibility study had the following objectives:
- Based on 2 shortlisted sites, selection, in agreement with the Cuban actors concerned, of that most suited to building a windfarm, and evaluation of serious obstacles that could impede the project's development;
- Performance of a 12-month wind measurement campaign on the selected site;
- Performance of an avifauna study on the selected site;
- Preparation of the project’s final design, including the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects;
- Preparation of bidding documents (optional stage).
Support for the formulation of two twinning fiches: ‘Support for the establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)’ and ‘Further support for agriculture, rural development and food safety’ (2019)
The global objective of this assignment is to support the development of the policy, legal and institutional framework for the effective implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda. The specific objectives are to: (i) support the Agency of Land Relations and Cadastre to formulate a draft twinning fiche on ‘Support for the establishment of an NSDI through the improvement of spatial data sharing and cooperation in accordance with EU standards’, and (ii) support the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment to formulate a draft twinning fiche on ‘Further support for agriculture rural development and food safety’. By providing technical assistance and sharing best international practices related to their individual fields of expertise, SOFRECO's experts will contribute to drafting each twinning fiche, which will help develop the Republic of Moldova's policies in line with EU policies.
Competitiveness and Growth Support Project (PRACC); Revision of the mining code, tax system and related implementing decree (2019)
Study to reform the mining code to modernise it and bring it into compliance with good international practices, and to prepare implementing provisions for the mining taxation system to improve the economic benefits for the population and reduce the environmental impacts.
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