Angola-China project in Luanda to improve electricity supply

11 March 2010

Luanda, Angola, 11 March – Three new electricity sub-stations are due to be built this year in the municipality of Viana, in Luanda, as part of the fourth phase of the Angola-China project said Carlos Ferreira from electricity distribution company, EDEL.

On the sidelines of the presentation of the new director of the EDEL’s distribution centre in Viana, Omar Makupale, Ferreira said that as well as the three sub-stations power pylons would be installed in Luanda.

The execution of this project, according to Ferreira, is due to begin in March and end in 2012.

“Alongside the three substations the project includes installing between 40 and 50,000 pylons in Luanda, which will benefit approximately 20,000 inhabitants of Viana,” Ferreira said.

Ferreira did not rule out however the possibility of carrying out other smaller projects during the fourth phase that could complement the Angola-China electricity project.

According to previous statements from the chairman of EDEL, João Baptista Borges, the project funded by the central government via a credit line granted by China, will cost US$203 million.

“The fourth phase includes setting up eight new high voltage sub-stations and electrification of an area of 55 square kilometres and, with that, the supply of electricity to over 100,000 homes,” said Baptista Borges.

The work is being carried out by China Machinery Building International. (macauhub)