Senegal River Basin Development Authority launched the hydropower station over the Bafing River on the border between Guinea and Mali. The plant would be characterize with 294 megawatts (MW) of capacity and be expected to produce around 88 gigawatthour (Gwh) per year, subject to optimum conditions of usage. Two 225 kilovolts (KV) high-voltage transmission lines would cover 600 kilometers and would allow OMVS’ existing network to connect to Guinea’s national grid. The bidding process of the project was officially opened in 2016 and lasted for three years. In February 2019, Sinohydro International Group Limited was awarded EPC contract. Construction of the project was expected to begin before the end of the first half of 2019, and take four years. For the first time since its inception, OMVS used an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Finance (EPCF) contract for this project. According to this type of framework, PowerChina was also in charge of securing financing for the project. Sinohydro International Group was EPC contractor.