Meridiam is a long-term investment company specializing in the development, construction and management of public service infrastructures in Europe, North America and, since the end of 2014, in Africa.
Meridiam has developed and invested in 60 assets, representing 6.2 billion euros of assets under management
Thanks to its long-term approach and its ability to support public authorities throughout the life of a project, the Meridiam model is particularly appropriate for infrastructure development. Senegal is a priority country for the Africa Meridiam Fund.
In addition to the Senergy project, Meridiam has developed a global partnership with FONSIS to participate in the development of infrastructure projects in Senegal, including those planned under the Emerging Senegal Plan
FONSIS's mission is to promote the role of the State of Senegal, as an investor, partner and complement of the private sector, in order to support direct investments to accelerate the economic and social development of the country by creating wealth and jobs for present and future generations. FONSIS aims at investing capital in well-structured projects including the Senergy project alongside domestic and foreign investors.
Senergy SUARL est une entreprise locale créée en 2011 dans le but de réaliser la centrale solaire de Santhiou Mekhe. Cette entreprise a donc initialement développé le projet et a signé le contrat d’achat d’électricité avec la SENELEC. Senergy s’est consacré au développement des énergies renouvelables au Sénégal afin de produire une énergie propre, fiable et à prix très abordable. Senergy SUARL a ensuite signé un protocole d’accord avec FONSIS et Meridiam pour finaliser le développement du projet. Senergy PV SA a alors été créée afin de finaliser le développement du projet afin d’entamer la construction de la centrale. Senergy SUARL a transféré le contrat d’achat d’énergie à Senergy PV SA.
A subsidiary of the AFD dedicated to the private sector, Proparco has been working for 40 years to promote sustainable development in economic, social and environmental matters.
Proparco participates in the financing and support of companies and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Its action focuses on the key sectors of development: infrastructures with a focus on renewable energies, agro-industry, financial institutions, health, education, etc. Its interventions are aimed at strengthening the contribution of private actors the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in 2015.
To this end, Proparco finances companies whose activity contributes to the creation of jobs and decent incomes, the supply of essential goods and services, and the fight against climate change.
The photovoltaic plant was built by Solairedirect, a company specializing in solar energy and recently acquired by Engie. It was created in 2006 with the aim of making solar energy more competitive than other energy sources.
Solairedirect has developed a business model of their own for the purpose of ensuring value creation along the value chain from development to construction, maintenance and investment.
The maintenance and operation of Senergy is also provided by Solairedirect teams.
SENELEC, the National Electricity Company of Senegal, is a company owned by the State, responsible for the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electrical energy but also, the identification, financing and the creation of new works on its perimeter.