Djibouti’s Electricity Utility Djaban As will cost 130 million U.S. dollars

Edd Djibouti ElectricityThe project Djaban As for the new central power generation as the Djibouti Electricity will soon be built on a site located in PK15 near Djibouti City.

Costing an estimated 130 million U.S. dollars, the site enjoys financial support from Arab donors. These include the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES), the Kuwait Arab Fund for Economic Development (KFAED), the Saudi Development Fund (SDF), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and OPEC. Thus, the future central Djaban As will have an initial capacity of 75 megawatts that will be expandable to 300 megawatts.

The project is timely. For the current production plant of ESD, based in Boulaos is saturated. Thirty four years after its commissioning, extensions sporadic power

5 Megawatts are no longer possible on site.

Moreover, they are no longer sufficient to meet the growing needs of electric energy to local demand.

African Development Bank already granted 33 million dollars for the electricity interconnection between Djibouti and Ethiopia (Africa News  – 10/08/2008).

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