Portuguese group Efacec awarded dam project in Angola

12 February 2014

Portuguese electromechanical group Efacec has been hired to modernise and boost the power production capacity of the Luachimo dam in Angola, at a cost of US$83 million, the group said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The project, which involves refurbishing the equipment already installed at the dam and construction of a new hydroelectric plant, is expected to take 37 months to complete.

The contract was signed with Niara Power, a company sub-contracted by the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), which is one of the most important construction sector companies in the world and particularly for building dams.

The Efacec group will also be responsible for drawing up studies, the project, carrying out tests and putting hydro-mechanical equipment, generator groups, electrical and automation systems in operation.

The Portuguese group, which is owned 50/50 by the José de Mello group and Têxtil Manuel Gonçalves, is highly experienced in construction and expansion of thermo-electric power plants. (macauhub)