Consulting - Engineering - Training
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References by field of expertise
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

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


Energy

Selected references
Niger
World Bank
Project management assistance for the extension, reinforcement and densification of the distribution networks of component 2 of NELACEP (2021-2024)
The general objective of the Niger Electricity Access project (NELACEP) is to increase access to electricity for households in order to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of populations in urban and rural areas. Component 2 of this project involves the extension and reinforcement of the distribution networks (medium and low voltage) in Niamey, in the chief towns of Niger's regions and electrification in rural areas.
Within the framework of this project, SOFRECO is carrying out the Project Management Assistance on behalf of the NIGELEC company.
Côte d'Ivoire
African Development Bank
Control, supervision and monitoring of services for the design, supply and construction of rural electrification works (PROSER) (2022-2024)
The objective of the services is to ensure the proper implementation of the works to be constructed as part of the PROSER project for 805 locations spread across 17 regions of the country. The works planned for PROSER concern the construction of 6,460 km of 33kV overhead lines, the installation of 1,394 substations, and the construction of 3,419 km of LV lines, as well as 113,838 LV connections and the installation of 94,023 public lighting units.
Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Chad
African Development Bank
Study on the integration of solar power generation into the electricity grids of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad (2022-2024)
The AfDB, through the Desert to Power initiative, selected the consortium led by SOFRECO to carry out a technical study on the integration of solar power generation into the electricity grids of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.
The study aims to provide each country with a roadmap for the development of renewable energies, particularly solar energy, in the short, medium and long terms. The study aims to enable each country to define the short-, medium- and long-term investment priorities for the development of renewable energies throughout the national territory, while minimising the cost of supplying the country with electricity, within the acceptable limits of reliability.
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).
Rwanda
European Union
Technical assistance service to assist the Energy Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure in implementing the recommendations of the Functional Review and its action plan (2021-2024)
The overall objective of this technical assistance is to strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Infrastructure in the short and medium terms for the Ministry to fulfil its mandate as described under the energy sector's policy and strategy framework. It aims to assist the ministry in implementing some of the recommendations from the Functional Review study, through the provision of specific thematic studies and further strengthen the capacities of the Energy Directorate in particular.

This technical assistance comprises especially the review of the National Energy Policy, the establishment of a framework for setting and monitoring targets for energy efficiency, the development a comprehensive Energy Management Information System (MIS) framework, drafting ToRs and assisting the Energy Directorate in the development/updating of policy and legal instruments.
Palestinian Territories
French Development Agency
Supervision of the construction of the solar power plant at the North Gaza Water Treatment Plant (2022-2024)
The North Gaza Sewage Treatment Solar Power plant project aims to design, supply and install a 7.53 MWp solar photovoltaic power station. The Contractor is to design a photovoltaic power station and the associated energy management systems (EMS), divided into 4 sub-groups throughout the Sewage treatment plant site.
As part of this project, SOFRECO is carrying out the project management assistance, from the design studies to the operational acceptance and commissioning, i.e., 22 months.
multi- Africa
African Development Bank
Study on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (2010-2012)
- Strategic framework for the development of regional and continental infrastructure in four sectors (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and Transboundary Water Resources), based on a development vision for Africa, strategic objectives and sector policies.
- Infrastructure development programme covering the period up to 2030.
- Implementation strategy and priority action plan.
Benin
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Supervision of the construction works of a distribution project (2020-2023)
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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