A consortium led by Vinci Construction has secured a contract worth €388m from the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation to construct the Sambangalou dam in Senegal.
The consortium includes Vinci Construction’s subsidiaries VINCI Construction Grands Projects and VINCI Construction Terrassement, and the other partner is an Austrian turbine manufacturer Andritz.
The new 91 m-high dam will be constructed in the south-east of Senegal, close to the Guinean border.
It will have a generating capacity of 128 MW and will improve farmland irrigation and supplying drinking water for the surrounding districts.
Upon completion of the project, the drinking water treatment facility, which is set up for the project, will remain in operation and the worksite buildings will be donated to schools.