Sao Tome and Principe: Government announces international tender for thermal power plant

3 October 2008

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 3 Oct – The prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe, Rafael Branco, said Wednesday in Sao Tome that his government planned to launch an international tender for construction of a 30-megawatt thermal power plant under concession.

On making his summary of 100 days of government, Branco said that solving the country’s energy problem was an urgent task and announced, “Immediate measure in the power generation sector.”

“As part of cooperation with Taiwan, we plan to refurbish three groups of generators by the end of the year. The parts are in the country, the Taiwanese team is due to arrive in the next few days and we think that, by the end of the year, we will have additional production.”

He also said that over the next few days a tender would be launched for construction, in the short term, of another 8-megawatt thermal power plant.

“The Council of Ministers has already made the decision and for the 8 megawatt plant funding is already guaranteed. For the 30 megawatt one, this will be run by concession and we are going to launch an international tender,” Branco said. (macauhub)