Following the acquisition of the M'Boundi onshore oilfield in 2007, we developed a large-scale energy access model in the country. In the same year we launched an integrated project that allowed us to build the power plants Centrale Électrique du Djéno (CED) and Centrale Électrique du Congo (CEC), upgraded the energy transport infrastructure between Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville, and extended the electricity distribution network in the city of Pointe-Noire, which led to the installation of 6,500 lamps, benefiting 350,000 people. In fact, the project is not limited to electricity production; it also aims to improve the energy distribution system in the area. Having opened its third gas turbine and reached a capacity of 484 MW, the CEC is now responsible for generating 70% of all the country’s electricity. The plant, started in 2010, promotes the country's energy resources, maximising the use of gas for electricity production and the development of local markets. The CED and CEC are fuelled by gas from the M’Boundi and Marine XII fields.
Finally, in 2013, we launched a further project to exploit gas from the onshore Kouakouala field in the vicinity of M’Boundi. Using a system of portable gas-fuelled generators in the village of Mboubissi, adjacent to the oilfield, we are able to provide the energy for four wells, a health centre and local street lighting.