Société aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin (SALT), the company that has been responsible for the management, operation, and development of Lomé airport since 1986, has launched a call for tenders for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant at the Gnassingbé Eyadema Airport (Aéroport International Gnassingbé Eyadéma – AIGE).
This project is in line with the Lomé airport’s energy transition strategy announced in September 2021. It includes a ground-mounted photovoltaic solar power plant with a total of 4,680 modules capable of delivering 1,825 MW of power on a 9,360 m2 plot of land, located 1.1 km from the airport’s new terminal building.
Solar photovoltaic energy companies interested in the project according to SALT have until October 8th, 2021 to submit their proposals. The winning company will design, construct and commission the power plant.
Expectations for the project
Upon completion, the solar power plant is expected to enable the Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport to reduce its dependence on the grid of the Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET).
CEET is the company mandated to ensure the public service of distribution and sale of electrical energy throughout Togo in compliance with the standards in force in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity.
The solar power plant will also assist the airport to reduce its diesel consumption and CO2 gas emissions, therefore.
About the Aiport
AIGE is located approximately 5 minutes away from the town center of Lomé, Togo, and it was opened in 2016.
Served by a 21,000 m2 terminal that has five boarding gates, a 3,000 m long runway, and parking positions for 11 planes and 1,000 cars, the airport facility has the capacity to handle up to 2 million passengers per year.