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SOFRECO worldwide

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.


Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.


Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists


Energy

Selected references
Benin
French Development Agency
Feasibility study and environmental and social impact assessments of the FORSUN project: 20 MW photovoltaic solar power plant and strengthening of the distribution network in Benin (2020-2021)
The aim of this Technical Assistance mission is to strengthen the electricity sector in Benin as well as to foster the development of renewable energies via three main components. The first consists of the production of a preliminary design, detailed preliminary design, and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), as well as the drafting of bidding documents for the extension, densification and strengthening of the LV and MV grid in urban and rural areas. The second aims to increase the share of solar power in the electricity through the production of a preliminary design, detailed preliminary design and ESIA, as well as drafting of bidding documents of the DEFISSOL solar power plant extension (+20 MW). The third and final component consists of the drafting of two generic documents intended for use on all the electrification projects of the Beninese Electricity Company (SBEE): an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) as well as a Resettlement Plan Framework.
Senegal
French Development Agency
Assistance on project management for the integration of renewable energy (SENELEC) (2020-2023)
SOFRECO is providing technical assistance to Senelec on the “Project for the strengthening and modernisation of the Senelec network for the integration of renewable energy” financed by the AFD and the EU. This technical assistance consists of support on the entire programme, on procurement and on the coordination, supervision and management of contracts. These contracts for services and works relate to the programme’s three components: generation (battery storage systems), networks (transmission and distribution) and smart grids.
Uganda
French Development Agency
Consulting services for design, review of tender documents, project management and supervision for Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations (2020-2024)
This project, jointly financed by the AFD and the KfW, aims at supporting the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (the Client) for the implementation of the Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations.
It consists of two consecutive phases:
- Phase 1 involving the review, updating and additional study of the design documents, the preparation of the tender documents and support to the Client during the tendering process to select a contractor for the works (10 months).
- Phase 2 involving project management and construction supervision (18 months).
Kenya
French Development Agency
Feasibility study for the development of a 1,000 MW wind farm near Marsabit in Kenya (2020)
As part of its renewable energy expansion strategy, KenGen has identified a site with a 1,000 MW wind power potential to develop a new wind farm. The objective of the assignment is to assess the feasibility of wind power development at the proposed site, estimate the optimal capacity to be developed without requiring major grid reinforcement, and then prepare conceptual designs and conduct a preliminary environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)/scoping study on the site, including a rapid bird and bat assessment. The study also involves the preparation of the project implementation plan, the procurement procedure and the operation strategies.
Guinea
African Development Bank
Control and supervision of the rural electrification works of the Project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea / Guinea rural electrification component (2020-2022)
In the framework of the project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, leading to the construction of a 1357 km, 225 kV double circuit transmission line to connect the 4 national electricity networks, a rural electrification component is planned for the populations living near the 225 kV line.
SOFRECO is carrying out the control and supervision of the execution of the entire rural electrification component for the contracting authority (Électricité de Guinée).
The works being carried include the construction of approximately 77 km of LV lines, 202 km of 33 kV MV lines, 32 substations of 100 kVa, 2 substations of 160 kVa and the supply of 2000 pre-pay meters and connection materials.
Zambia
European Union
Technical audit services for the Lusaka low voltage distribution network (2019-2023)
The Lusaka Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Project intends to achieve the capacity reinforcement and expansion of the entire Lusaka HV-MV network (from 132kV down to 33kV and 11kV distribution lines) with associated bulk power substations and transformers.
The purpose of the technical audit services is to provide factual, regular reporting and advice to ensure the project has been implemented in accordance with the laid down contractual and technical specifications and requirements. Specifically, it aims to verify and control the organisational, technical, contractual and financial aspects of the project and the results achieved during its implementation.
Benin
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Audit of the performance contract and management contract of Société Béninoise d'Energie Electrique (SBEE) (2019-2024)
This project is part of a series of important economic and structural reforms with the Government’s Action Programme ‘Revealing Benin’, which prioritises the modernisation of the energy sector.
Benin
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Supervision of the construction works of a distribution project (2020-2022)
The works supervised by SOFRECO are part of the Distribution Project of the MCA-Benin Compact II financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Its purpose is to strengthen the distribution networks of Benin’s electricity utility, Société béninoise d'énergie électrique (SBEE). SOFRECO is in charge of lot B which includes design and construction to strengthen and rehabilitate the current electricity distribution network in Cotonou and Porto Novo (substations and power lines).
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