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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.
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.
Owner’s Engineer for Design, Procurement and Construction Supervision of the transmission network (2022-2025)
The objective of the assignment is to provide technical and management support to the Dominica Geothermal Development Company Ltd. (DGDC) to ensure the successful delivery of the construction of the new transmission network at 69 kV and 33 kV connecting the planned 15 MW geothermal power plant to the existing grid. The success of the Project will be assessed by the delivery of this new infrastructure on schedule, within budget and according to technical, environmental and social standards.
The Owner’s Engineer is expected to (i) perform preliminary surveys and the corresponding scoping, cost estimate and engineering design work for transmission lines and substations; prepare the procurement plan, bidding documents for each procurement package, including technical specifications; (ii) support DGDC in the bidding process (iii) support DGDC for contract management and carry out construction supervision, and (iv) support DGDC during the guarantee period.
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Feasibility study for the second electricity interconnection project for Côte d'Ivoire/Burkina Faso (2022-2023)
Conduct of a feasibility study on:
- the construction of a second high-voltage connection from Ferkessédougou or a neighbouring location on the Ivorian network (Kong) to Bobo Dioulasso (204 km) and from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou (336 km);
- the extension and/or construction of substations;
- electrification of communities and villages along the line and around the substations;
- the installation of compensation and synchronisation equipment and flow control, if required;
- CI-ÉNERGIES (Côte d'Ivoire) and SONABEL (Burkina Faso) network reinforcements, if required.
Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Chad
Study on the integration of solar power generation into the electricity grids of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad (2022-2023)
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.
Technical assistance to the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) and Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) (2020-2023)
Capacity building and institutional support to the Department of Energy (DOE), under the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), and to the newly created Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) for better management and liberalisation of the electricity sector.
French Development Agency
Mission of Assistance to the Project Owner - Project to Support Secondary Education in Benin (SEnS) - Construction and Furnishing of Classrooms (2022-2023)
Technical assistance to the Management Unit of the secondary school construction project, within the Ministry of Education. Support for the technical, financial and administrative management and implementation of the entire project; provision of specialised international expertise to strengthen the skills of the management structures.
Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Electricity Interconnection Project/Rural Electrification - Guinea Component (CLSG/VER): Monitoring and supervision of rural electrification works (2022-2023)
As part of the Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Electricity Interconnection Project, leading to the construction of a 1,357 km, 225 kV double circuit transmission line to connect the four national electricity networks, this project assisted in the establishment of a dynamic electricity market in the West African sub-region and in securing the electricity supply of the participating countries. Ginger SOFRECO, on behalf of and in the best interest of the contracting authority (EDG), was responsible for monitoring and supervising the execution of the entire rural electrification component.
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