Power Feasibility Study

Helping Developing Countries Grow

REDD performed a techno-economic feasibility study to assess the technical and economic viability of building a 12MW coal-fired power plant to serve a developing industrial zone at Bonto, The Gambia.

The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965, and is the smallest country on Africa’s mainland.

Power Feasibility Study

After being awarded a grant from the United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA) REDD set out to Bonto, The Gambia, to perform a feasibility study of a 12 MW Power plant project to provide power to an industrial and Free Processing Zone with the additional power generated supplied to the state owned public grid.

REDD performed field work in Bonto to review and finalize preliminary plant design and equipment selection while evaluating financial, legal and political risks associated with the project.

REDD also became a key player on Fuel Supply and Power Purchasing Agreements and advised our Client regarding negotiations. Every possible aspect of the study was meticulously examined including environmental, social and economic factors.

In the end, however, it was decided that the location and size of the plant made it uneconomical, but a number of alternatives were outlined during the study that identified other more feasible projects and the client was ultimately satisfied with the results.

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Key Personnel

Jeff Belliston

Jeff Belliston

Project Manager