North CORE 330 KV Transmission Line


Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Mar 2014
Signature Date 13 Nov 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23040
Commitment U.A 4,178,530.04
Status Completion

Project General Description

The North Core project is a 330 kV transmission line from Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) through Zabori (Niger) and Niamey (Niger) with T-off to Malanville (Benin). The estimated investment costs are around 550 million USD for the 853 km of lines and five associated substations. The project comprises among others: (i) construction and/or expansion of the 330 kV Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) Substation; (ii) construction of a 330 kV transmission line between Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) and Niamey (Niger); (iii) construction of a 330/132 kV Substation at Niamey (Niger); (iv) construction of a 330 kV Substation and/or 330/132 kV Substation at Zabori (Niger); (v) construction of a 330 kV transmission line between Niamey (Niger) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso); (vi) construction of a 330/132 kV and/or 330/225 kV Substation at Ouagadougou; (vii) construction of a 330 kV line from Zabori (Niger) to Malanville (Benin); (viii) construction or extension of a 330/161 kV Substation at Malanville; (ix) installation of SCADA and Fibre Optic systems.

Project Objectives

The scope to this support is firstly to update the feasibility study financed by the four involved utilities in 2007 and prepare functional bidding documents for the construction of a 330 kV transmission line from Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) through Niamey (Niger) with T-with T-off to Malanville (Benin). Secondly, it is to update the Line Route and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies of the line as proposed in the feasibility study.

Beneficiaries

The project will benefit to three countries: Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Participating Organization

Funding
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Implementing
Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FAC-003
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A033542001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name CARVALHO DE MELO Epifanio
Email e.carvalhodemelo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational