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Togo airport wants self-sufficiency through solar PV plant

The Tokoin Airport, also known as Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport, in Togolese capital Lomé, has put out a tender for a solar PV power plant.

Submission closing date: 8 October 2021, 10AM

The open tender is for the design, supply and installation of a solar PV plant for self-consumption for the Lomé Tokoin Airport Company in Togo.

The Lomé Tokoin Airport Company (Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin) solicits offers from eligible candidates and responding to qualifications required for pre-financing to design, supply and install the power plant at the airport.

Interested candidates can obtain information from the General Management of the airports company SALT via telephone on (+228) 22236060/22236700 or email secretaria.dtsalt@salt.tg

With a population of about eight million people Togo traditionally relies on biomass a dominant source of energy, but this is a major contribution to pollution in the country. National electricity production capacity is insufficient to cover demand leaving Togo reliant on energy imports from neighbours Ghana and Nigeria.

Power Africa says installed capacity is around 325MW, with an energy access rate of around 43%. Solar power only makes up for about 1% of current installed capacity but the country is exploring a legal framework to promote renewable energy and a new off-grid rural electrification strategy.

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This tender opportunity is for the design, supply and installation of a solar PV plant for self-consumption at the airport in Togo.

Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa.

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