Bolloré Logistics Portugal transports 25k solar panels to Burundi
June 10, 2021: Bolloré Logistics Portugal has transported more than 25,000 solar panels for the construction of a 7.5 megawatt (MW) power plant for renewable energies in Burundi. This operation was carried out in synergy with the Bolloré Logistics teams in Portugal and Burundi in several stages over a period of just four months.
A total of 150 TEU containers were transported by sea from several ports in Asia and Europe to Dar es Salaam and then transported by road over a 1,400 km long corridor that connects the Tanzanian coast with the Mubuga location 100 kilometers from the capital Bujumbura , in the province of Gitega in eastern Burundi.
Romeo da Silva, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Portugal, said: “Bolloré Logistics is proud to contribute to the completion of this major project that aims to provide energy to around 90,000 people and businesses in Burundi.”
Under the leadership of the multinational Gigawatt Global, this project was named Project of the Year 2020 by EEP Africa, the Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund in Africa. It will increase the country’s electricity production by around 15 percent.
To support the development of renewable energies, Bolloré Logistics has built a network of specialists whose job it is to coordinate and manage all industrial projects and to prepare a special offer that meets the needs of the market. This includes supporting and advising companies, designing tailor-made transport solutions and managing end-to-end operations via an integrated information system that offers complete transparency and control over the entire supply chain.