Chinese company CMEC builds combined-cycle power plant in northern Angola

26 August 2014

The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) will build a combined-cycle power plant in Soyo in Angola’s Zaire province, under the terms of a presidential order cited by the Angolan press.

According to the order construction of the plant will cost US$985.2 million and its works contract will be signed by the Ministry for Energy and Water and the Chinese company.

The presidential order explains that the plant needs to be built based on “growth forecasts for electricity demand in the country,” in the medium and long term.

It is therefore of “fundamental importance” to build the plant, which will produce electricity from Angolan natural gas and provide “multiple benefits and a significant contribution to economic and social development of the country,” the presidential order says. (macauhub/AO/CN)