Senegalese delegation visits NEPCO

Director General of Senegal's national electricity company, Pope Demba Bitteye, on Monday said that his country seeks to benefit from the experience of the Jordanian National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to generate electricity.

Bitteye's statement came during his visit to the Kingdom as part of a delegation headed by Senegal's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, to have a first-hand-look at Jordan's experience in generating electricity.

He said that Senegal started to use natural gas instead of heavy fuel and is seeking to rely mainly on liquefied gas.

"We are visiting Jordan, and today we are in NEPCO, to take advantage of its experience regarding negotiating prices and the preparing infrastructure for the projects on the import of liquefied natural gas and its use in generating electricity," he added.

NEPCO's Director General Amjad Rawashdeh said that the Senegalese delegation is visiting the country to look into the accumulated Jordanian experience in the field of gas (natural and liquefied), as well as the Jordanian electrical system and traditional and renewable energy.

The delegation was briefed on the electricity system in the Kingdom and its components from power stations, transmission lines and the national control center responsible for operating the electrical system with the Arab countries, as well as the mechanisms of dealing with natural gas for power generation purposes since the establishment of the Egyptian gas pipeline.

The delegation is scheduled to visit Samra Electric Power Company (SEPCO) and Sheikh Al-Sabah Terminal for LNG in Aqaba.