Repair work on the Matala hydroelectric facility in Angoal due for conclusion in December 2014

30 October 2013

Work to modernise the Matala hydroelectric plant, 180 kilometres east of the city of Lubango, in Angola’s Huíla province, underway since June 2011, will be concluded in December 2014, the plant’s director said Monday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, David Gomes said that Canadian company SNC Lavalin, which was awarded the project, is working on replacing pillars to ensure the safety of the dam.

The Matala hydroelectric plant is one of the main power production facilities in Angola and the central government is spending US$249 million on the work.

The Matala dam has three turbines, each with capacity to produce 13 megawatts of electricity. After the current work production capacity will increase to a total of 100 megawatts. (macauhub)