The Société aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin (SALT) is launching a call for tenders for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant at the Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport (AIGE). Interested companies have until October 8th, 2021 to apply.
In Togo, the Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport (AIGE) in Lomé is now banking on self-consumption of electricity through solar photovoltaic energy. The Société aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin (SALT), which manages the Aige, is launching a call for tenders for the selection of a green energy access provider. The company will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the solar power plant, which is sure to reduce the carbon footprint of the airport, which handles 2 million passengers a year, according to the Togolese authorities.
Salt wants to build a ground-mounted photovoltaic solar power plant, consisting of 4,680 modules capable of delivering 1,825 MW of power. The plant will be installed on a 9,360 m2 plot of land, located 1.1 km from the airport’s new terminal building. The solar power plant will enable the airport to reduce its dependence on the grid of the Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET) and will reduce its diesel consumption.
Moreover, Salt is banking on its new solution to reduce its CO2 emissions. The implementation of this project is in line with the Lomé airport’s energy transition strategy announced in September 2021. Solar photovoltaic energy suppliers interested in SALT’s call for expressions of interest have until October 8th, 2021 to submit their proposals.
For more information on the tender, click here.
Jean Marie Takouleu