Angola’s Cambambe dam due to be finished in December 2015

18 July 2014

The chairman of the board of Angolan state power company Empresa Nacional de Electricidade (ENE), José Carlos Neves, said in Dondo, Kwanza Norte province that work to expand the Cambambe dam would be finished at the end of December 2015.

Neves said that the Cambambe dam would become the largest electricity production centre in the mid-Kwanza basin.

The project is led by Brazilian company Odebrecht and German companies Voith, which is supplying the turbines, France’s Alston, which provides the generators and Brazil’s Engevix, specialised in electrical engineering.

The power plant will have four generator groups each with a capacity of 175 megawatts.

The Cambambe dam was built between 1958 and 1962 and is located in the municipality of the same name. It currently has four generator groups each with a capacity of 45 megawatts, two of which have been out of service since 2009 as part of the process of modernising and expanding the dam. (macauhub/AO)