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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
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Design services, preparation of tender documents and supervision of works for the high voltage power transmission project (2021-2026)
The MCA - Senegal II Transmission Network Modernisation and Reinforcement Project (Transmission Project), for the benefit of SENELEC, will result in the construction of 16 km of 225 kV submarine cables, 31 km of 225 kV underground cables and 2 new 225 kV substations, as well as the installation of 5 new 80 MVA transformers.
Within the framework of this project, the Consultant is in charge of the following activities:
- Carrying out detailed designs and environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA);
- Preparation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) in accordance with the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF);
- Economic and financial analysis and assistance to MCA - Senegal II in defining the monitoring and evaluation framework;
- Preparation of tender documents (including environmental, social and health and safety clauses) for the construction works and implementation of the RAP;
- Assistance in the procurement and hiring of contractors;
- Construction supervision.
Commercial viability study of a vehicle scrapyard (2021)
The Support Project for the Competitiveness of Logistics Services for Trade ($18 million) provides for the renewal of the road transport vehicle fleet in particular, enabling passenger and goods road transport companies to renew their fleets and become more competitive.
Under this component of the project aimed at setting up a system for treating and recycling vehicles that are too old and that will be taken off the road, the study aims to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of a vehicle scrapyard meeting environmental and social standards, integrating both the organisational and financial dimensions of the value chain (governance, economic model, etc.) and the technical and operational dimensions (site, process description and layouts, guide drawings of the facilities and infrastructures). It covers the vehicles that will be removed from the vehicle fleet as part of the renewal programme, as well as any other vehicles destined for scrapping according to criteria to be defined with the competent authorities.
Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda
Developing Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for Climate Change Resilient Water Infrastructure (2021)
The project, conducted for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, consists in the stakeholders-driven development of regional standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide and coordinate national water utilities in the development and management of water infrastructure that is resilient to climate change and natural disasters. This involves the training of both water utilities staff and wider communities in SOPs and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through a train-the-trainer scheme.
Technical assistance for transport governance in Ghana (2021-2023)
The global objective of this assignment is to improve the sustainability and security of the regional road transport system. The specific objectives of this assignment are: (i) institutional and regulatory capacity building together with capacity building of administrations and relevant agencies and greater awareness of gender issues, (ii) administrative and technical simplification of transport, and (iii) improved maintenance of the regional network, and its sustainability by reducing overloading.
The expected results of the assignment are: (i) improved governance of road maintenance, and (ii) improved transport services, conditions and fluidity of regional road corridors.
Lenders' Technical Advisor (LTA) for Meghna Group of Industries (MGI) PVC/PET - Phase 2 (2021-2024)
Meghna Group of Industries (MGI) is developing a project, with an annual capacity of 150,000 t of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and 100,000 t of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin. ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG (Germany), has assigned SOFRECO as Lenders’ Technical Advisor (LTA) to the MGI Project. The LTA acts for the group of long-term lenders and has to periodically conduct a review and evaluation of the project construction and operation in terms of the actual progress of works against the specifications and contractual requirements, including any factors that have or could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the project.
Diversifying Eswatini's sugar industry through the development of an agri-business park (2021)
The objective of the study is to develop a conceptual proposal for an agribusiness park, to be situated close to the sugar mills for industries that use sugarcane related by-products as well as businesses involved in the supply of inputs and services to the sugar industry. This encompasses a proposed location, a detailed review of the relevant legislation, the incentives to put in place and the required infrastructures. The consultant is expected to prepare a detailed conceptual proposal with implementation timelines, clearly outlining actions to be taken by the sugar industry and those to be undertaken by Government.
Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Chad
Development of the common mining policy in the CEMAC zone (2021)
Within an overall objective of developing a Strategic Framework dedicated to the emergence of a sustainable industrialisation, in service of the development of the Central African sub-region's integration, the project's specific objectives are: (i) the development of a Common Mining Policy for the CEMAC zone, (ii) development of a Strategic Plan for implementing this policy, and (iii) the identification of an appropriate Institutional Framewprk for implementing the strategic plan.
Preparation and adoption of a general guide for the control and monitoring of mining activities for the Ministry of Mines and Quarries (2020-2021)
The specific objectives of the mission are to:
- diagnose the existing monitoring and control mechanisms;
- sequence the monitoring and control actions by structure;
- propose an efficient and unifying approach to the various monitoring and control actions;
- have an operational guide to control by subject and by mining activity structure;
- have a priority action plan for the inspection of industrial mines.
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