13 MW Hybrid Solar Project For Senegalese Miner

CrossBoundary Energy To Construct 13 MW Hybrid Solar+8 MW Battery Energy Storage Power Facility For Senegalese Minerals Miner GCO

13 MW Hybrid Solar Project For Senegalese Miner

Pictured is GCO’s wet concentration plant at the floating factory in Senegal at Diogo where the company will establish a solar and storage power generating facility to reduce its carbon emissions. (Photo Credit: Antonin Touzet/Eramet Group)

  • CBE will build a 13 MW solar PV and 8 MW battery energy storage facility in Senegal
  • It will supply clean energy to GCO’s Diogo facility where it produces titanium and zircon raw materials
  • CBE will implement the project through its implementation partner juwi

Commercial and industrial (C&I) energy solutions provider CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) will build a 13 MW hybrid solar power facility along with 8 MW battery energy storage component for minerals miner Grande Côte Opérations (GCO) in Senegal.

A subsidiary of French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet Group, GCO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CBE to develop the project for its Diogo industrial site where it produces mineral sands.

With the help of its implementation partner juwi of Germany, CBE will design, build and operate the facility for GCO and supply electricity generated under a 15-year supply contract once it comes online in early 2023.

For GCO, the hybrid facility will improve its carbon footprint and aligns with the Eramet Group’s target of reducing its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2035, compared to 2019.

“The clean, renewable and available energy from this hybrid plant will contribute to GCO’s environmental and economic performance. The environmental value of the titanium and zircon raw materials that GCO produces will be positively impacted,” said CGO CEO Guillaume Kurek.

For CBE, this agreement with GCO follows the contract with another mining company Rio Tinto in Madagascar (see Metals Miner Rio Tinto To Source RE For Madagascar Mine).

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