Work to build the Cuito Canavale thermal power plant is due to be completed in August, said Angolan Secretary of State for Energy, Joaquim Ventura, after a visit to the project carried out by Chinese company Sinohydro.
The Secretary of State said construction of the power station and its power distribution network, with household connections, “is already well advanced” and said the visit served to evaluate existing constraints to find solutions that enable contractual deadlines to be met.
The level of completion of the medium voltage distribution network is 90 percent and Ventura stated that the work was now more focused on the low-voltage network that will culminate in the household connections.
The power plant consists of a group of five generators of 1.5 megawatts each, with capacity to supply power to about 5,000 consumers, and the contract includes building the medium voltage and low voltage distribution network over a distance of 45 kilometres.
The thermal plant project also includes installation of five transformer stations, of 15, 250 and 630 KVA, a fire detection device, lightning protection and rain and waste water drainage systems.
The city of Cuito Cuanavale is 188 kilometres away from the city of Menongue, the capital of the province of Cuando Cubango. (macauhub/AO/CN)