Brazilian company Odebrecht selected to build new hydroelectric facility in Angola

22 June 2012

Angola’s Minister of State and for Economic Coordination, Manuel Vicente, is due Friday to lay the first stone for construction of the Laúca hydroelectric facility, in Angola’s Kwanza Norte province. The new hydroelectric dam will be the largest of its kind in the country.

The project, which will be built in the mid-Kwanza region, will have a production capacity of 2,067 megawatts, which is four times that of the Capanda dam – currently the largest hydroelectric facility in Angola – and will produce electricity for the northern and central regions of Angola.

According to a statement from the Ministry for Energy and Water, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the project is expected to cost US$370 million and be carried out in five years and eight months by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Last May the Minister of State and for Economic Coordination opened to sub-stations in Kwanza Sul province, in Sumbe and in Porto Amboim, costing US$87.7 million and that were built by Isolux Engenharia. (macauhub)