Shipped by container from Turkey, the equipment was received at the Port of Cotonou before being transported by road over a cumulative distance of 887 km. Of the six transformers, two were sent to the Vèdoko site and two others to the Maria-Gléta site, while the last two models were each delivered to the sites of Bérécingou, 700 km away, and Bohicon in the Zou department, 135 km from the capital.
This exceptional project was carried out with the Bolloré Transport & Logistics Benin teams who specialise in the transport of heavy packages and in several other areas of activity (logistics, customs, handling, etc.) in order to safely transport cargo to the various sites and also to ensure their perfect integrity throughout the journey.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics was selected following a tender call to transport six of the 18 transformers planned as part of the Compact II programme, which is mainly dedicated to energy. It is represented by the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), a fund designed to accelerate Benin's growth in order to reduce poverty.