Work to build the Kuito Kuanavale power plan, in the Angolan province of Kuando Kubango, is due to begin this year, said the projects director for national electricity company Empresa Nacional de Electricidade (ENE), Joaquim Boaventura.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Boaventura said that the first stone of the facility would be laid soon as the project had been approved and contract signed.
The project, which will be carried out by China’s Sinohydro, is expected to take 18 months to build and includes building the power plant itself as well as the distribution grid.
The work will cost an estimated US$40.6 million in total.
The power plant will have capacity of 7.5 megawatts produced by five diesel-fired generator groups of 1.5 megawatts each. The medium voltage grid will be 45 kilometres long and the low voltage grid will cover 170 kilometres. (macauhub)