Since December 18, 2007, Perenco has supplied gas to the power plants of Libreville and Port-Gentil. This successful partnership is the result of a project enabling Perenco to provide up to 680,000m3 of gas per day (450,000m3 to Libreville-Owendo and 230,000m3 to Port-Gentil).
On November 25, 2005, Perenco agreed with the Société d'Energie et d'Eau du Gabon (SEEG) to supply gas to the power plants of Libreville-Owendo and Port-Gentil. This agreement makes it possible to replace fuel oil - used until now for electricity production with gas originating in the Ganga and Harelde fields, which are operated by Perenco Gabon. This alternative energy source considerably reduces carbon emissions and other drawbacks associated with fuel oil.
For this purpose, a network of gas pipelines was installed from Ganga Field (near the largeRabi-kounga field) all the way to Port-Gentil and Libreville. An intermediate processing centre was built in Batanga (close to Omboué, in Ogooué-Maritime province).
The 400km flow-line transporting gas to Libreville and Port-Gentil, runs mainly underwater. It does not cross fishing zones, maritime corridors or anchorage zones. It skirts the coasts at minimal distance between Batanga and Port-Gentil. Between the tip of Cape Lopez in Port-Gentil and Libreville, it crosses Pongara Peninsula, Gabon Estuary and the Egoumbi River, before finally reaching Owendo in the enclosure of the SEEG power station.
This infrastructure establishes the foundations of a new development through the promotion of gas - another natural resource the country possesses. In both Libreville and Port-Gentil, new players can now access a clean energy source that can be exploited with full respect of the environment.