On August 23rd, the Gabonese government validated a contract with the Turkish group Desiba Energy for the construction of a 20 MW solar power plant in Doubou, near Mouila, in the province of Ngounié.
This FCFA 17.7 bn (27 million euros) project aims at providing a kilowatt at FCFA 95 (or about US 0.15), and was finalized thanks to the signing of a framework agreement of investment with the Gabonese state, the Gabonese Presidency has announced.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba had fixed the strategic axes and actions to be carried out as part of his Emerging Gabon Strategic Plan (PSGE) about ten years ago, intended to develop abundant, competitive, sustainable and accessible energy to all.
In addition, a Transformation Acceleration Plan (PAT) intends to increase energy production capacities to 250 MW by 2023, which includes the recently executed agreement with Desiba. “This is a greenfield foreign direct investment that promotes clean energy”, declared Yves Sylvain Moussavou, Deputy Secretary General of the Government and Executive Secretary of the Transformation Acceleration Plan (PAT) in Gabon.
The objective for the Gabonese government is to diversify energy production resources to have an energy mix mainly in renewable energies.