On 16 March 2018 the largest hybrid solar-thermal plant in the world was inaugurated at the off-grid Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso.
Location: Essakane gold mine, Burkina Faso
Main developer / investor: Total Eren and AEMP
Off-taker: Canadian IAMGOLD (90%) and Government of Burkina Faso
Construction: May 2017 – March 2018
PPA: 15 years
Benefits: energy cost reduction and mitigation against fuel price fluctuation risk, as well as enhanced social license to operate
Adjusted by the mine following our expert advice, to enable smooth integration of the PV power and ensure maximized fuel displacement.
HFO Power Plant
Remains unchanged except for limited number of marginal upgrades necessary for interconnection, safety reasons, and joint monitoring with the PV power plant.
Projects in advanced stages of development
Building on its experience with Essakane, AEMP is expanding its footprint across Africa and currently has 300 MW of projects in Western and Southern Africa, at advanced stages of development.
Project development pipeline
AEMP is continuously expanding its project pipeline through actively identifying power investment opportunities in over twenty countries across the African continent. Our development pipeline encompasses over 700 MW of high-quality solar and hybrid projects that are currently in early development phase.