Eutelsat to support West Africa power pool project

cable 1868352 640European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with Global Technologies for C-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool Project (WAPP)

Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), the WAPP project aims to interconnect the power grids of 14 West African countries.

Global Technologies, a telecommunications and infrastructure company, was awarded the telecommunications part of the project and will use EUTELSAT 10A’s dedicated coverage of West Africa to monitor major power distribution sites across the region.

Philippe Oliva, Eutelsat’s chief commercial officer, said, “After a successful partnership in Mauritania three years ago, we are delighted to be working alongside Global Technologies once again with assisting WAPP in achieving its ambitious shared energy project in the West African region over the coming months."

Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of Global Technologies, added, “To support WAPP in its vision to promote and develop power generation and transmission infrastructures across West Africa, we have teamed up with Eutelsat to leverage the prime capacity available on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite.”

“Thanks to Eutelsat’s reliable and cost-effective satellite coverage of the region, GLOBAL Technologies will contribute to offer better and cheaper access to power for millions of people by delivering telecom infrastructure to connect the WAPP countries,” he concluded.

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