Leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants worldwide ACWA Power announced that it has signed Memorandum of Understanding agreements with both the National Water Company of Senegal SONES and the National Electricity Company of Senegal SENELEC. In close collaboration with SONES, ACWA Power will oversee the development of a 300,000 cubic meter per day seawater reverse osmosis pla in Grande Côte. Located approximately 40 km North-East of Dakar, Senegal’s capital, the SWRO development will serve as the first desalination project in the country that is being facilitated on a Public-Private Partnership basis, as well as the largest desalination project of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second MoU announced will see ACWA Power working closely with SENELEC to develop a Combined Cycle Gas-Turbine plant in Cap des Biches with an initial design capacity of 160 MW. In line with Senegal’s Gas-to-Power strategy, which aims to increase the country’s energy independence, reduce the cost of electricity, and provide universal access to electricity, the development of the new facility will furthermore assist the country’s efforts to reduce its GHG emissions by at least 23% by 2030.