Montreal, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Semafo announced a partnership with the government of Burkina Faso to undertake a pre-feasibility study to construct a 20-megawatt (MW) solar power system to generate electricity for the country.
Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The company currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. The first phase of this endeavor will be carried out as part of Semafo’s ongoing corporate responsibility program in close collaboration with the government of Burkina Faso.
“The company has always striven to be a good corporate citizen and remains committed to making a significant contribution and improving the quality of life in the communities in which we operate, ” said Elie Justin Ouedraogo, Semafo’s National director, Burkina Faso.
Under this agreement, the government of Burkina Faso in collaboration with Semafo will undertake the necessary studies to move forward and develop the project.