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Senegal Success Story: Supporting Energy Access Through American Technology

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency connects America’s private sector to infrastructure opportunities in developing and middle-income countries. A principal example of its mission is a recent success in Senegal.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit what will soon be the sixth largest crude oil refinery in the world, and the world’s largest single-train refinery. At the Dangote refinery, I had the opportunity to pose in front of a 3,000-ton hydrocracking reactor, providing perspective on the scale of the operation.

In September 2017, the U.S Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted the India Aviation Safety, Security and Airport Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission in the United States. As India aims to invest $120 billion in civil aviation over next ten years, this visit occurred at an opportune time for decision-makers to meet with the U.S. stakeholders to consider potential partnership opportunities, and to obtain leading best practices that can allow India to leapfrog the growth trajectory of its aviation sector.

Connecting leading U.S. solutions to infrastructure projects overseas represents the heart of USTDA’s mission, and when an industry partner is recognized for their innovation, the Agency celebrates alongside them. USTDA is proud to congratulate Primus Power for being named to the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list.

As part of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative, USTDA staff spoke with Slav Gatchev, Managing Director of Delphos International, Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based project finance advisor, about Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) related export opportunities for U.S. companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Delphos International has worked on USTDA-funded activities in Latin America, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe.