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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire), Rwanda
Studies to promote cooperation in the energy sector in the Great Lakes region in Central Africa (2009-2010)
The project’s general objective is to provide CEPGL (Great Lakes Economic Community) member countries adequate electricity network interconnection infrastructures with a view to increasing cross-border energy and power trading by diversifying electric power production points, and to favour electric power trading between NELSAP (Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme) countries.
The technical and organisational studies in the energy sector in the Great Lakes region focus on the interconnection of North and South Kivu, and on setting up an institutional, regulatory, tariff framework that should enable the implementation of the hydroelectrical developments under study by setting up better conditions for mobilising financing for the implementation of the Ruzizi 3 project.
Study on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (2010-2012)
- Strategic framework for the development of regional and continental infrastructure in four sectors (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and Transboundary Water Resources), based on a development vision for Africa, strategic objectives and sector policies.
- Infrastructure development programme covering the period up to 2030.
- Implementation strategy and priority action plan.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Energy Saving Initiative in the Building Sector (ESIB) (2010-2014)
This project aims to help the INOGATE Partner Countries reduce their dependency on fossil fuels, improve the security of their energy supply, and allow them to contribute more actively to climate change mitigation.
Specifically, the ESIB project is to assist the INOGATE Partner Countries in ensuring improved control of their energy consumption in the building sector by promoting and developing Energy Efficiency (EE) as well as the use of Renewable Energy (RE) where applicable, in this particular area.
Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria
Progressive integration of the electricity markets of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia into the EU internal electricity market (2007-2010)
Technical assistance to the PMU for the progressive integration of the electricity markets of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia into the EU internal electricity market programme, whose objective is to harmonise the legislative and regulatory framework as well as the industrial structure of these 3 countries to create a (common) electricity market and make it compatible with European standards, to enable its integration into the EU internal market.
Ethiopia, multi- Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire)
Technical Assistance to the African Union Commission for the African Energy Policy Agenda (hydropower 2020), Capacity Building Actions and Strategy for the Development of the Inga Hydropower Site (2011-2012)
Within the framework of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, a number of priority infrastructure projects have been identified, including the development of hydropower in Africa, particularly from the Inga basin in the DRC.
The project aims to support the African Union Commission (AUC) in policy matters within the framework of the 2020 Hydropower Initiative, through institution- and policy-related assistance to the AUC, and the preparation and promotion of the development of the Inga III and Grand Inga projects.
Feasibiity study, detailed preliminary design and preparation of tender documents for the transmission facilities of the west region (2010)
The State of Côte d'Ivoire received a grant from the International Development Association to fund the Emergency Electricity Rehabilition Project (PURE).
The consortium's mandate consists in carrying out a technical, economic and financial feasibility study, a detailed preliminary design and the preparation of tender documents for the implementation of the priority project. The study will focus on the construction of the 90 kV Buyo – Zagné line and the 90/30 kV Zagné substation, and will be conducted in three stages: stage 1 - feasibility study; stage 2 – detailed preliminary design; stage 3 - preparation of tender documents.
Study of a strategic plan for the electric power sub-sector (2010)
The objective of this project is to conduct a study on a strategic plan for Togo’s electric power sub-sector, by analysing current government policy in the sector and Togo’s present institutional, technical, legal and environmental situation, and to formulate a strategy covering all aspects of the sector.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire)
Development of specifications and bidding documents for the SNEL's management contract (2009)
- Preparation of specifications for the SNEL’s management contract determining the contract’s objectives and the performance indicators to be achieved by the operator on the technical, operational, financial, commercial, organisational and social levels;
- Preparation of the bidding documents for the management contract;
- Preparation of the draft contract and of its annexes
- Preparation and conduct of a private sector; consultation assignment for the implementation of the management contract;
- Determination of the team and profiles of the experts intervening under the management contract;
- Determination of the provisional cost of the contract and management system to be set up;
- Proposal of options for the efficient management of the Inga complex.