Angola: German company studies hydroelectric projects in Huambo

23 February 2009

Huambo, Angola, 23 Feb – A study on the water potential of the Kuando Hydroelectric dam in Angola’s Huambo province is due to be carried out by Gauff Ingenieure Africa, a subsidiary of German group Gauff Ingenieure.

At the Kuando dam, 13 kilometres to the east of the city of Huambo, drinking water ducts will be set up in order to supply the neighbourhoods of Cruzeiro and Cambiote (on the outskirts of the city).

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the provincial director of Energy and Water, Adolfo Elias, said that Gauff planned to support the Huambo provincial government in building mini hydroelectric facilities in the municipalities of Ekunha, Bailundo and Alta-Hama, to provide electricity.

With thsi in mind two Gauff engineers surveyed the hydroelectric potential of those municipalities, so that, as they develop other municipalities with good water resources can be covered, Elias said.

The government and Gauff signed a protocol with a view to the company being involved in the drinking water and electricity supply sectors.

Gauff has been working in Angola for over two years on inspecting reconstruction work on roads and supporting projects related to energy and water, agriculture, and hotels and tourism. (macauhub)