Before the opening bell, Dominovas Energy Corporation (OTCQB: DNRG) announced the completion of a recent business trip to the Republic of Madagascar. The visit, which coincided with the Francophonie Summit 2016 in the nation’s capital city of Antananarivo, featured continued discussions between Neal Allen, chairman and CEO of Dominovas Energy, and officials within the Madagascan government regarding the potential deployment of a “nation-changing” 650MW power plant. According to this morning’s update, it’s anticipated that Dominovas Energy and the Government of Madagascar will soon enter a binding Memorandum of Agreement that defines the specific deliverables and responsibilities of each party as it pertains to the installation, deployment and operation of this power plant within the company’s BOOTT (Build, Own, Operate, Train, Transfer) construct.
“Several countries were considered by Dominovas Energy as a possible ‘ground zero’ for this power plant, but Madagascar has exhibited an unyielding commitment to this project from the initial introduction of the opportunity and has put in place exceptionally competent people to shepherd this project,” Allen stated in this morning’s news release. “From the beginning, President Rajaonarimampianina recognized the significance of this project and further, if successfully deployed, its paramount importance for Madagascar’s short and long term national development.”
News of the Madagascar meetings closely follows Dominovas Energy’s filing of a Form 8-K chronicling the execution of a reciprocal letter of interest (LOI) with the Madagascan government for the deployment of a baseload power supply. After meeting with several key officials within the nation’s government, including President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Minister of Energy Lieutenant-General Herilanto Raveloharison, Dominovas Energy will now turn its attention toward perfecting all feasibility studies related to the proposed 650MW power plant before executing the documents required to support a successful financial close in 2017. The company expects to secure the requisite funding within the next several months ahead of the subsequent commencement of construction operations.
For the Republic of Madagascar, installation of this power project is expected to present substantial macroeconomic benefits. In addition to ending the country’s long-standing energy deficit, which has been a primary goal of President Rajaonarimampianina, the energy capacity generated through this installation could serve as an ignition source for local mining, manufacturing and resort enterprises, effectively energizing and supporting Madagascar’s national economy. Comprehensively, the increase in power production that could stem from this agreement, along with the anticipated revival of the manufacturing and mining sectors, is forecast to play a key role in the creation of more than 3,000 construction jobs and a “significant number” of long-term employment opportunities.
“This project is of paramount importance for Madagascar’s national development,” continued Allen. “Dominovas Energy’s investment will support a multitude of opportunities moving Madagascar from its current modality, to a substantial global economic competitor. We are honored and equally excited to have the privilege to begin this journey with Madagascar.”
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