Omexom participated in the implementation of the Zagtouli solar power plant

Focus on solar in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s largest photovoltaic solar generation facility (with 33.7 MW installed capacity), the Zagtouli power plant on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, began operating at the end of November 2017. To build it, the national electricity company of Burkina Faso called on a joint venture led by Omexom, which provided its expertise. The project is the first instalment of an expansion programme designed to ensure that about 30% of the country’s electricity will be generated from solar energy by 2020.