Chinese group Sinohydro to build medium voltage sub-stations in Kwanza Norte, Angola

23 July 2013

Chinese group Sinohydro will build two new medium voltage sub-stations in the Angolan province of Kwanza Norte with a view to improving the power supply to the municipalities of Cazengo and Cambambe, a group official said.

José Neves, who manages the group in Angola, told Angolan news agency Angop that the provincial government had contracted construction of the two new sub-stations, costing US$35 million.

The work, which is due to begin in August, also includes installing new low voltage distribution grids in Ndalatando (the provincial capital) and in Alto Dondo, with a view to also supplying the city of Dondo (municipal capital).

Neves said that in Ndalatando almost 7,650 metres of low voltage cable would be laid along with 45 switch boxes to feed 180 lampposts and an undetermined number of household connections.

In Alto-Dondo, the low voltage network will cover 16 kilometres, including 86 public lighting boxes, to feed 34 new lampposts. (macauhub)